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Patti now leads for 2nd ballot spot
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Stockton businessman Tom Patti is now leading Stockton City Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. in a bid to secure the second spot in the Nov. 8 run-off election to represent Manteca north of Yosemite Avenue, Lathrop as well as northwest Stockton and the Delta farm region on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.
Patti was trailing after election night. But when the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters updated their ballot count totals over the weekend, Patti overtook his opponent by more than 250 votes. As things stand now, Patti will square off with appointed incumbent Moses Zapien for the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Third District seat.
The numbers, however, are far from final.
There are still more than enough provisional ballots outstanding that could change those numbers again before everything is totaled up. Registrar Austin Erdman believes the count can be finalized by the beginning of next month.
It was the only major shakeup since the registrar updated their numbers for the first time since election night.
And it’s not the only razor-sharp margin that could change once the tallies become finalized.
In the race for the California State Assembly’s 9th District – which encompasses a portion of Lodi and extends all the way up through Elk Grove and into South Sacramento – Democrat Jim Cooper holds a 24-vote lead inside of the county over Republican challenger Tim Gorsulowski.
Current Manteca Unified Trustee and Stockton City Council hopeful Sam Fant added to his lead by netting 38 percent of the voters in Stockton’s sixth district – essentially putting him into a runoff with second-place Jesus Andrade come November.
Michael Tubbs added to his lead in the Stockton Mayoral primary, and if things hold as they are he’ll face incumbent Mayor Anthony Silva in a runoff later this year.
Both Jerry McNerney and Jeff Denham – Congressional incumbents – hold commanding leads over their respective challengers and will be appear on the November ballot to seek re-election to their respective seats. McNerney, a Democrat, racked up 53.25 percent of the total vote against a pair of Republican challengers that basically split the remaining total. Denham, a Republican, finished with 46.75 percent of the four-person field and surrendered almost 9 percent of the total vote to a Republican challenger.