At least one new face will be on the Ripon City Council.
On Wednesday, local CPA Tim Wheeler appeared to be just that. He's third among the five-candidate race, tallying 2,041 votes and in line to win the open seat previously held by Jake Parks.
"I want to take a moment and thank all of you for your votes, I'm looking forward to being a part of Ripon's City Council," Wheeler said in his website (Tim Wheeler, CPA for Ripon City Council 2020).
According to the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters office, Vice Mayor Daniel de Graaf is the top vote-getter with 2,497 votes while fellow incumbent Leo Zuber is on his way to securing his re-election goal with 2,269 votes.
"This election was significantly different than in previous years," said Zuber in his social media post. "I couldn't have done it without the support of each volunteer."
Former Ripon Chamber of Commerce and current Tracy Chamber of Commerce President / CEO Tamra Spade captured 1,793 votes.
Newcomer Richard Kohl, who managed 1,190 votes, thanked those who supported him.
"It was an amazing experience and one I learned a lot from. I am so grateful for this community we live in," he said.