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Parks still in lead for Ripon City Council seat

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POSTED November 24, 2012 1:38 a.m.

RIPON – Jake Parks has kept his fingered crossed following the Nov. 6 general election.

He continues to maintain the third spot for the Ripon City Council. The young Ripon businessman holds a 2,418-2,226 edge over retired police officer Scott Lindsay for the third and final seat based on the recent update from the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters office in Stockton.

Those figures were released on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Mayor Elden ‘Red’ Nutt and retired Ripon Unified Superintendent Leo Zuber are all but shoo-ins for the top two spots in the council race, collecting a respective 3,050 and 2,710 votes.

Incumbents Garry Krebbs and Charlie Gay tallied 2,049 and 1,831, respectively, while Robbie Orlando received 1,103 votes.

Thirty-two were write-in votes.

The official tally will be certified only after the completion of the canvass of returns, and no later than Dec. 4, according to the SJCRV website.

In addition, Measure G appears to be sitting comfortably with 57 percent voter approval from Ripon residents.

They casted their ballots 4,252-3,129 in favor of the $25.2 million bond measure, with 55 percent or super majority required for passage.

With that, Ripon Unified could soon replace outdated portable facilities with new, permanent classrooms at Weston and Colony Oak schools, in turn, reducing maintenance and repair costs.

The bond measure would also allow the district to modernize support facilities and payoff the school farm.

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