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Voters Approve Bond, Cannabis Tax

Riverbank voters approved a pair of measures on the ballot in Tuesday’s election, along with voting for two City Council members.

In Riverbank, Measure G, a school bond, passed by a 1,117 to 739 vote margin, garnering roughly 60 percent of the vote. Measure B, offered by the City of Riverbank, allows the council to impose a business tax on cannabis businesses and received 70 percent approval, 2,151 votes to 935.

Incumbent Riverbank City Council member Cal Campbell was leading fellow incumbent Leanne Jones Cruz, 441 to 388, in the race for the seat in District 3; Luis Uribe had a slim lead, 230 to 220 over Jack Whorton in the race for District 1, with Eva Sanchez Nash in third with 146 votes.

Election results have not been finalized; but the early numbers indicate Campbell will return to the panel with the District 1 seat still to be determined.

In the 10th Congressional District – one of the most heated races – the result is too close to call, with incumbent Jeff Denham hanging on to a 51 percent to 49 percent vote lead over challenger Josh Harder. In Stanislaus County, Republican Denham had 40,271 votes to the 38,554 for Democrat Harder. The district includes portions of both Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

Heath Flora easily won reelection in the 12th Assembly District with a 32,295 to 20,915 vote margin over challenger Robert D. Chase. Andres Borgeas polled 15,725 votes to 9,414 for Paulina Miranda in the District 8 State Senate race.

Countywide, Scott Kuykendall had a 55 percent to 45 percent vote lead over Shannon Stafford for county Superintendent of Schools while incumbent District Attorney Birgit Fladager easily outdistanced challenger John R. Mayne, 60 percent to 40 percent, in her bid for reelection.

Look for full coverage of the Nov. 6 election, including comment from winners, in the Nov. 14 issue of The News.