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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008 10:00 pm

Nomination papers for the Galt and Lodi city council races show the hopefuls relied on family, friends and, in a few cases, local politicians, to become official candidates.

In the crowded Galt race, where nine people are vying for two seats, several current City Council members backed new candidates by signing their papers.

Prospective city council candidates are required by state and county election law to obtain the signatures of at least 20 registered voters who reside within the city limits in order to file as a candidate. The signatures are verified by the county registrar of voters.

Kelly Keagy, running for the second time for Galt council, received the support of Galt Mayor Andrew Meredith, Councilman Don Haines and planning commissioners Lori Heuer and Sherry Daley.

Keagy said having the support of local leaders doesn't mean she'll be in lock-step with all of them.

"We have a lot of the same views," acknowledged Keagy, a senior account manager with Building Material Distribution in Galt. Still, she said, she has even more "fiscally responsible" than some local politicians.

The Galt candidates include incumbents Tim Raboy and Barbara Payne, plus Keagy, Rodney Stanhope, Randy Shelton, George Romano, Tom Santillan, Fred Goethel and Rick Salton.

Available for review, but no copies

Interested residents can obtain copies of detailed statements of candidates' fundraising and campaign expenditures at city hall, but they can't make copies of the signatures of the people who supported the candidates.

According to state election code section 17100, public access to the list of people who signed a petition for candidacy is "limited to viewing the documents only.

"The public may not copy or distribute copies of the documents described in subdivision that contain signatures of voters."

Source: www.findlaw.com

The race comes amid a recall effort to oust Meredith and Haines - members of the council's slow-growth majority. Protect Galt's Future, a pro-growth citizens group and political action committee, is leading the recall drive and has endorsed Payne and Stanhope for council. In Lodi, five people are running for two open seats. They include incumbents Mayor JoAnne Mounce and Councilman Bob Johnson, plus Roger Khan, Kelly Bates and Cliff DeBaugh.

Johnson said, jokingly, "the deep, dark secrets" of who's influencing whom won't appear until the candidate's financial disclosures are released in early October.

He said family, friends and neighbors signed his nomination papers.

Johnson added that "the election in Lodi is plain vanilla," compared with Galt and other cities, estimating there won't be much controversy.

Back in Galt, where Rocky Road might be a more appropriate election flavor, candidate Goethel received signatures from Councilwoman Payne and longtime Galt politician Bob Biederman.

He has already distanced himself, however, from one autograph: that of Dick Smith, spokesman for Protect Galt's Future.

"I don't want to say they've become radical, but they've become radical," Goethel said this week, noting he disagrees with PGF's attempted recall but generally agrees with its push for more fiscal conservatism.

Lodi and Galt signature lists

The following are lists of residents who signed nomination papers for particular Lodi and Galt city council candidates. An asterisk next to a name indicates the signee was either not a registered voter, lives outside the city limits or otherwise was ineligible, as determined by the county registrar of voters. Nomination papers were validated for all five Lodi candidates and all nine Galt candidates. Several names on the nomination papers were illegible to News-Sentinel staff and not included.

Lodi candidates

JoAnne Mounce
Constance Zweifel
Raymond Zweifel
Gustav Kramlich
Murna Wetzel
Keith Vargem
JoAnne Mounce
Daniel Holden
Jane Lea
Hanna Holden
Dolores Dayton
Tami Herendeen
Gary Herendeen
Margie Wood
Audrie Fugate
John Chapman
Stewart Chapman
Kerry Suess
Tammy Suess
Kevin Stevens
Cancy Politano
Clayton Sayler
Anna Sanz
Jean Quinata
John Quinata
Surendra Patal
Glenn Lewis
Nicole Goehring
Sandra Bowen
Kevin O'Dell

Kelly Bates
Rachel Hudman
Tomi Hudman
Gordon R. Schulz
Laura J. Schulz
Steven A Jordan
Barry Clark
Roddy Duarte*
Elizabeth Garcia
David Johnson
Idella Nichols*
Catherine Campbell
Ann McOmber
Stacey Salisbury
John E. Johnson
David Dillon
Marilyn Dillon
Karen Bates
Shannon Loduca
Margo M. Cook
Jeanne Bria
Rosemary Crum
Jalayne Shelton
Yolanda Tovar*
Michael Fluetsch
Kristina L. Fluetsch
Stanley R. Rail
Tom M. Kiriu
Ken Cooper*
Bob Nickerson
Elmer R. Brown

Cliff DeBaugh
Stacie Gross
Javier del Castilo
Sharon A. Welch
Rachel Armstrong*
Michael E. Marshall
Carol S. Beckman
Jennifer Torres
Lorene Bowling
Donna Dominguez
Kathy Bruno
Susan Veach
Robert Green
Lisa Jackson*
Roger Mathews
Dixie Mathews*
Raymond Crow
Carleton Hansen
Neva Hansen
Thomas E. Klapstein
Rosemarie Haas*
Pamela Ozminkowski
Kevin Mueller
Bruce S. Albers
Kirstie Arnaiz
Pamela Focacci
Colleen Burlington
Paul Inman
Andy Corlee*
Alexandra Cantaloupi

Bob Johnson
Carolyn A Johnson
Robert J. Johnson
Douglas J. Hanson
Cristina Anmtoli-Sanchez
Gregory R. Soligan
Roger H. Baffoni
Silvio Leonardini
Mike Ladenta
Clayton Sayler
Stephen Virrey
Brenda J. Akin
Bruce Sasaki
Gary Yocum
M. M. Scott Fiene
Barbara Fiene
Dennis F. Haugan
Madeline R. Haugan
Robert E. Gross
Seldon Brusa
J. Mark Hamilton
Tom Azevedo
David M. Akin
Charles Correa
Craig Norton
John R. Snider
Mary Anne Poore
Thomas G. Shock
Gary G. Greider
Christian Bach

Roger Khan
Qamar Zaman
Omar Khan
Walida Khan*
Khan Bahadur
Mohammad Saleem
Firdous Khan
Sassad K. Jaffar
Waajas K. Jaffar
Shobtana Patel
Nasim Khan
Ambalal Patel
Mita Patel
Ramesh Patel
Lela Janece Khan
Dorothy Mehrer
Spilios Aliberis
Tariq Nazir
Nieema Nazir
Efrain Reuteria
Mohammad Masood
Wanda Stratton
Ramzan Ali
Mohammad Shoaib
Azhar Shah
Azmat Khan*

Galt Candidates

Kelly Keagy
Kelly Keagy
Hank Anstess
Russ McCall
Edward Moore
Sherry Duley
Tracy Gross
Richard Walters
Dan Jimenez
Rick Salton
Kathleen Amos
Carolynn Baker
Judith Hunt
Lori G. Hever
Thomas A. Hever
Donna Lancaster
Kenneth Lancaster
Casey Raboy
John Raboy
Moya Raboy
Bruce Raboy
Donald Haines
Kimberly Haines
Jerry Yrlas
Rick Stancil
Lindsey Stancil
JoAnn Walters
Andrew Meredith
Serend Meredith
Brian Keagy
Ed Arit

Rick Salton
Jill Salton
James West
Deanna West
Eugene Davenport
Andrew Meredith
Jared Lozano
Amber Lozano
Shannon Harvey
Kathryn Harvey
Sarah Harvey
Deborah Corbett *
Margaret Pagnano
Kenneth Denney
Shannon Denney
Joe Sauseda
Jose Bravo
Jo Ellen Meredith
Larry Parino
Sylvia Parino
Clinton Gamble
Colette Fiorio Gamble
Jana Jackson
H. Michael George
Richard Leonard
Donald Paul MCCoy Jr.
Shirley McCoy
Glenn McClure
Jacquelin McClure
Richard Salton
Ellen Dambacher
Janice Farros
Patricia Shields
Eudora Finch
Sandra Markell
Frank Oliver
Kathleen Pearl Cronk
Robert W. Cronk
Jenny Tripp
Mary Calonder
Jeanette Hinsz
Willis Hinsz
Richard Vaira
Dianne Vaira
Sue Santoro
Michael Santoro

Randy Shelton
Matthew Shelton
Mathew Aguire
Marylou Powers
Rose Marie Kelley
Al Baldwin
Judith Baldwin
Eddie Brown
Vicki Brown
Patricia Campbell
Aderian Hutson
John Wordlaw
Mary Wordlaw
Leonard Ortiz
Ida Ortiz
Mary Elizabeth Pratt
Tex Borst
Mildred Shandonay
Tina Skinner
Tom Skinner
J.C. Duncan
Josie Duncan
Raul Jara
Alfred Nicolini
Craig Herscowitz
Patricia Herscowitz
Don McCoy
Chris Welch
Wanda Bouchey
Orvell Fletcher
Wanda Souza
Chris Smith
Mary Frances Tagyano
Tracie Lockie
Adam Lockie
Kelly Colleton

Rodney Stanhope
Deborah Jones
Russ McCall
Evelyn Moore
Fred Irons
Robert Griffin
Sue Griffin
Esperanza Metcalf
Malcolm Kasparian
Opal Kasparian
Donna Press
Alfred Press
Dwight Lindsey
Carolena Harris *
Kimberly Maligig
Harry Harris *
Adam Griffin
Suan Pamplona *
April Moon
John Moon
Justin Pearson *
Krystal Noel
Bruce Morris
Richell Hook
Troy Hook
Dyanna Wedgwood

Frederick Goethel
Peggy Pratton
Darrell Pratton
Constance Goethel
Barbara Payne
Mary Janders
Trina Miller
Mike Sweatt
James Miller
Paul Hagen
Edith Hagen
Joy Maestretti
June Bindert
Elroy Bindert
Leona Sorensen
Edward Lindquist
Sandy Lindquist
Robert Biederman
Angela Weber
George Hegner
Doris Hegner
Richard Smith
Eric Weber
Janet Smith

Barbara Payne
George Kantar
Ann Kantar
Elvira Browning
Frederick Gudel
Joyce Aarseth
Conrad Aarseth
Paul Hagen
Edith Hagen
Karen Kluender
Elroy Bindert
Donald Ladd
Joan Ladd
Polly Johnson
Kenneth Johnson
Marlene Strapp
Ladon Strapp
Romie Perez
Ervin Hatzenbuhler
Betty Hatzenbuhler
Betty Oswald
Dorothy Merkins
Carl Rae Bonar
Ardith Brockett
Ken Krueger
Donna Fletcher
Orvell Fletcher
Jo Ann Geiger
Earl Geiger
Freda Rothenberger
Richard Rothenberger
Jane Masuda
Jack Hornor
George Ann Hornor
Marylou Powers
Robert Biederman
Gale Bruce
Jo-Jean Bruce
Richard Smith
Rodney Stanhope
Nancy Smith
Mattie Shepherd
Bonnie Fisher
Suzanne Roberts
Lee Ann McFaddin
Gladys Brown
Daryl Morales
Claudia Morales
Earnest Giuseponi
Rose Marie Giuseponi
H. Loretta Benner

Tim Raboy
John Slaughterback
Josie Elizabeth Slaughterback
Brian Keagy
Kathleen Amos
Lindsey Stancil
Rick Stancil
Marc Yates
Judith Linda Yates
Emmy Andrighetto
Pamela Andrighetto
Tim Raboy
Easey Raboy
Clare Lanzone
David Lanzone
Lori Heuer
Thomas Heuer
Tracy Gross
Heather Farmer
Jo Ellen Meredith
Mark Reyes
Rita Reyes
Richard Walters
JoAnn Walters
Shawn Farmer
Sherry Santas
Fred Irons
Winota Irons
Diana Najar
Bill Najar
Frank Oliver
Leta Martin
Dolores Silva
Donald Silva
Clifton Loftin
Barbara Jean Loftin
Joan Morgan
Robert Morgan
Patricia Frey
David Greathouse
Glenda Greathouse
Olaya Paschal
Bill Curtis Slaughterback
Kevin Ehman
Robert Graves
Cindy Tibbetts
Kevin Tibbetts

George Romano
Helen Richter
Adriana Boyona
Dan Gay
Ruth Sweatt
James Sweatt
Jo Flores
Jerry Lange
Teresa Robertson *
Diana Leadham
Nick Pands
Nella Campbell
Kathleen Alarcon
William Norton
Dorothy Norton
Terry Aguiar
Tammy Aguiar
Bonnie Mehrbrodt
Lonnie Owen Sr.
Maja Ilonummi
Steve Justice
Danielle Justice
Gregg Webb
Shelly Romano
Silvio Garbarino
Timothy Cobleigh
Shanan Solwag
Warren Schroeder
Anngela Schroeder
Maria Bucio
Matt Glover
Tina Glover
Kelli Smith
Mark Vargas
Carl Whitley
Alice Henderson
Jason Hubert
Billy Stewart
Shawna Stewart
Michael Dennis
Robin Pulizzi

Tom Santillan
Christine Santillan
Reggie Brown
Cheryl-Ann Brown
Doris Hegner
George Hegner
Richard Southerland
Tina-Marie Southerland
Christina Ramos
Linda Smith
Devon MacLeod
Tina Smith
Kirk Smith
Sylvia Parino
Claudia Reichmuth
Mike Gile
Kathy Gile
Michael Payne
Barbara Payne
Joyce Sayre
David Sayre
Russ Douglas
Yvonne Douglas
Terrence Bennett
Julia Morales
Rick Morales
Jennifer Giordano
Cherylene Dwyer
Matt Krienke
Rachel Krienke

- News-Sentinel staff

Contact reporter Chris Nichols at chrisn@lodinews.com.

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