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Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2010 12:00 am

It's too late to seek public office in the June primary, but there will be plenty of seats available in the November election, such as the Lodi and Galt city councils, school boards in Lodi, Acampo, Galt and Thornton, plus a host of small rural fire and water districts.

Three elected officials from Stockton — San Joaquin County Supervisor Steve Bestolarides, Stockton Vice Mayor Kathy Miller and Lincoln Unified School District trustee Paul Canepa — told prospective candidates why they ran for public office and what it takes to be a successful candidate during a two-hour workshop Wednesday night at University of the Pacific.

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  • posted at 5:42 pm on Thu, Apr 8, 2010.


    Pressure, could you cite one source? Or share with us one bit of proof? Anything? I'm sure the LNS, Record, SacBee, or Examiner would love to see proof of what you are always proclaiming.

  • posted at 5:41 am on Thu, Apr 8, 2010.


    LodiJoe, I notice how some of our council members and city mangers have noticeably increased their portfolios and assets greatly since voting to approve all these developments, helping out the large county wineries, fancy restaurants, hotels, spas and businesses owned by the local high rollers and good old boys. And don't forget the $99 or less checks and contributions that don't have to be declared. I'll bet F$M bank hires extra help to process all those contribution checks, money orders and cash. Since they don't have to declare it, just how much do they stuff in their own pockets, portfolio or local bank? Election season is a cash windfall for anyone who campaigns and you can find a lot of that money used for lobbying rooms, meals and spa treatments at the motel where the wealthy congregate and vacation on someone else's money. LOL

  • posted at 2:22 am on Thu, Apr 8, 2010.


    They forgot how to line your pockets with money through back room deals, how to accept bribes and payola without being discovered and how to lie about what you will do during your campaign. After all, you might want to run for President some day.



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