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Patti, Zapien in Nov. runoff for supervisor
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The November ballot for local races has officially been set.
Late last month the San Joaquin Registrar of Voters released the official results of California’s June primary which shored up the final matchups for San Joaquin County Supervisor and the Stockton City Council amongst others.
While in early results Stockton businessman Tom Patti was trailing in the race for Supervisor District 3, provisional and absentee ballots allowed him to pull ahead of Stockton City Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. and he now will face appointed Supervisor Moses Zapien in November. Zapien was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown’s office to serve out the remainder of the tern that was vacated with Supervisor Steve Bestolarides was appointed to the position of County Assessor.
Patti will be speaking tonight at a meeting of the Manteca Tea Party Patriots at Angelano’s Restaurant in Manteca at 7:30 p.m.
District 3 encompasses parts of Stockton, all of Lathrop, and Manteca north  of Yosemite Avenue.
In Stockton politics, Manteca Unified Trustee Sam Fant widened his lead to advance to the runoff for Stockton City Council’s 6th District – which encompasses South Stockton and all of Weston Ranch. The embattled politician, who is currently facing a pair of charges for election fraud and conspiracy in connection with two Manteca Unified Trustees who ultimately resigned when similar charges were brought against them, has said that he has not ruled out the possibility of running again for the Manteca Unified Board of Education regardless of the outcome of the primary. Fant said that his lawyer has been looking into whether a conflict of interest exists if he were to serve in the two positions simultaneously. His term on the school board expires in November.
Fant was the subject of a short-lived recall effort that failed to gain traction shortly before the San Joaquin District Attorney’s office announced charges against him for his reported involvement in the election fraud case of Alexander Bronson and Ashley Drain – charges, he claims, that are politically motivated and were being brought to force him out of the Stockton City Council race. 
In local congressional races, Lodi Republican Tony Amador edged out Stockton Police Officer Kathryn Nance to take on incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney in California’s 9th congressional district, while incumbent Republican Jeff Denham will once again face off against Turlock Democrat Michael Eggman for a rematch of the 2014 race for California’s 10th congressional district.

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544