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Madueno Will Seek Mayor's Post
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Riverbank City Council member Virginia Madueno will campaign for the mayor's position in the Nov. 4 election.

She has not only pulled papers for mayor from the City Elections Department but returned them and been recognized as qualified to run for the post.

Madueno will face her first election. She was appointed to complete the term of Councilmember Allen Trawick after he resigned.

Current mayor Chris Crifasi took out an application on July 14 to run for that position again but had not returned the papers as of July 28.

Longtime resident John Mitchell, a former police officer who has served on the local school district board for many years, has also taken out papers indicating he is interested in running for mayor.

As for the two Council seats, those of incumbents David I. White and Madueno, which become available in November, five people had pulled papers but not returned them as of Monday.

The five applicants showing interest to date are Gilbert Duran, Ric McGinnis, David I. White, Jessie White and Jerry Whorton.

McGinnis has served before on the council but lost his seat in the last election. A former news reporter and media relations specialist, he is a director of the Rio Arts organization, serves on the Friends of Jacob Myers Park board and is very active in civic affairs.

David I. White works as a computer specialist for Stanislaus County and served as a member and later president of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District before being appointed to council.

Jerry Whorton has served several terms before on the council between the mid-1970s and the late '90s.