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Gary Singh maintains comfortable lead in Manteca mayoral race
Gary Singh
Gary Singh

Not much has changed on the unofficial election results provided this week by the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters office.

Thus far, 46.1 percent of ballots have been accounted for in the midterm election – compared that to last week’s count representing 45 percent of voters.

For the City of Manteca, Gary Singh (10,917) continues to put out the numbers in his quest to be mayor. He easily leads Lei Ann Larson (5,540) and current Mayor Ben Cantu (5,311).

David Breitenbucher (3,200) is running unopposed in the City of Manteca District 3, while Mike Morowit is ahead of Nancy Watson, 5,303-980.


School board races

Incumbent Kathy Howe (2,991) added to her tally over challenger Brandy Perkins (1,955) in pursuit of maintaining her Manteca Unified Trustee Area 2 seat.

In Ripon Unified, one newcomer and a longtime incumbent are all but guaranteed victories.

Jason Winter has an 847-519 lead over Joe Franscella for Trustee Area 1. The winner will occupy the seat held by outgoing board member Chad Huskey.

Longtime Trustee Christopher Kit Oase is on track of earning another four years on the board. He’s nabbed 66.43 percent of the votes – or 1,051 of the ballots – in Trustee Area 3, putting him well ahead of Tiffany Treece (296) and Timothy O. Mathews (235).


Ripon City Council

Two of the three top vote-getters lead in this council race.

Mike Restuccia (3,921) and Dean David Uecker (3,552) appear as favorites for a successful re-election bid.

Challenger Tamra Spade (2,542) is not too far behind.


Ripon Consolidated Fire District

Bryce Perkins (4,453) and Jimmy Barbour (3,733) hold the top two positions on fire district’s board of director seats. Incumbent Harrison Barnes (3,100) continues to sit on the third spot.



David L. Roos has managed 3,696 votes in seeking the one available South San Joaquin Irrigation District board of director seat.

He’s looking to unseat Robert ‘Bob” Holmes, who trails with 2,928 votes.