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Races set for Solano elections

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From page A1 | March 08, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Lineups are set for county races on the June 3 ballot, including two supervisor seats with multiple challengers.

Supervisor Jim Spering will seek a third term for the 3rd District seat that includes much of Fairfield and Suisun City. Opposing him are Fairfield City Councilwoman Pam Bertani; Steven Lowe, the owner of Salubrious medical marijuana dispensary; and commercial real estate broker Michael Oman.

Supervisor John Vasquez will seek a fourth term for the 4th District seat that includes Dixon and much of Vacaville. Opposing him are Dixon City Councilman Thom Bogue, Gerald Clift and martial arts instructor and real estate agent Eugene Ray, according to the Registrar of Voters office.

The deadline to file papers to run was 5 p.m. Friday.

For Spering, the 2014 race poses a contrast to 2010, when he ran unopposed. He said earlier this week he doesn’t know why the field is more crowded this year.

“I’m sure they all have good reasons for running,” he said, adding he expects a lively campaign with lively discussions.

Vasquez said Friday that, with candidates in the race, he expects the contest to go to a November runoff between the two top vote-getters. It’s difficult to get the necessary majority of the vote to win in June with so many candidate choices, he said.

County supervisors oversee an $800 million budget that covers such areas as health and social service programs, jails, district attorney and public defender services, libraries and agriculture programs. They oversee land use in the rural parts of the county.

Among the issues looming for supervisors is whether to move ahead with plans to redevelop the county’s Vallejo fairgrounds, how to help shape regional growth policies such as Plan Bay Area, how to deal with the state’s prison realignment move and how to revise land use protections for Travis Air Force Base amid requests for renewable energy projects near the base.

Some races aren’t races at all. Assessor-Recorder Marc Tonnesen, Auditor-Controller Simona Padilla-Scholtens and Treasurer/Tax Collector/County Clerk Charles Lomeli are running unopposed.

Solano County Superintendent of Schools Jay Speck is unopposed.

Deputy Registrar of Voters John Gardner said he expects turnout for the June 3 election to be from 30 percent to 35 percent, based on past gubernatorial primaries. But he’d like to be proven wrong and have a higher turnout.

“We’re always planning for 100 percent,” he said.

Vote-by-mail ballots will probably arrive in the mail around May 7 or May 8, Gardner said. He expects 75 percent of voters to vote by mail and 25 percent to vote at precincts on Election Day.

Vasquez said the popularity of vote-by-mail has changed the way candidates handle campaigns. The timing has changed since the days when most people went to the polls on Election Day.

“You’ve got to contact voters as much as you can by the first part of May,” he said.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or beberling@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Supervisor races

3rd District

Pam Bertani

Steven Lowe

Michael Oman

Jim Spering

4th District

Thom Bogue

Gerald Clift

Eugene Ray

John Vasquez

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • The MisterMarch 08, 2014 - 6:49 am

    Plan Bay Area is our local incarnation of Agenda 21. Agenda 21 is real and you are its real victim. You need to learn about Agenda 21 and then grill the candidates on Agenda 21. Let them know that you are an informed voter and will not tolerate the BS that our "leaders" have buried us in.

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  • SolanoCitizenMarch 08, 2014 - 12:50 pm

    Mister, you have a lot of opinions. Why don't you run for office?

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  • SteveMarch 08, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    Really???

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