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Three Seek Two City Council Seats
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Three candidates are in the running for two available seats on the Riverbank City Council in the November 2014 election.

The City Council of Riverbank consists of five members elected at-large by its voters during its General Municipal Elections. Elections occur during staggered even years, which coincides with the Statewide General Elections. Riverbank’s voters elect two Council Members during one even-year election and then elect the Mayor and two Council Members the following even-year election.

The 2014 General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 for the offices of two (2) Council Member seats (four-year terms).

“The seats up for election are the seats held by Councilmember Cal Campbell and Councilmember Leanne Jones Cruz,” stated Annabelle Aguilar, Riverbank City Clerk. “The nomination period to qualify for the ballot closed on Friday, August 8, because both incumbents filed and qualified for the ballot.”

Riverbank registered voters that were interested in running for office had to make an appointment with the City Clerk between July 14 through Aug. 8 to obtain and file candidate papers.

Starting on Wednesday, Aug. 6 candidates were able to post campaign signs.

“We are now in the period where candidates begin campaigning for office and will also periodically be reporting their FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission) campaign financing requirements to me until Election Day,” said Aguilar. “To save money in carrying out the rest of the Election process (ballots, polls, precincts, vote-by-mail, voter sample ballot information, mailings, canvassing the return of ballots, certifying the results) and everything else it takes to complete the process from this point forward, we consolidated our General Municipal Election with Stanislaus County’s General Statewide Election, procuring these election services from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, Elections Division.”

Incumbent Leanne Jones Cruz qualified for candidacy on July 30, while incumbent Cal Campbell qualified for candidacy on Aug. 6. Challenger, business owner Larry King, qualified for candidacy on Aug. 8.

Oct. 20 is the last day to register to vote in the November election. Registration forms are available at the City Clerk’s Office, at the Stanislaus County Registrar’s Office, or register on-line with the California Secretary of State by clicking on the “Register to Vote” button provided on the page.

The top two vote getters will win the at-large seats on the council.