STANISLAUS COUNTY -- At least a five-way race is shaping up for two seats on the Turlock City Council. Incumbent Mary Jackson has taken out papers to run and council colleague Amy Bublak announced she will seek a second term in the Nov. 6 election.
The first person to complete the paperwork for the Turlock council was Steven Nascimento, a staff member for state Sen. Anthony Cannella and previously for Rep. Dennis Cardoza. Sergio A. Alvarado and Ashour Badal also have taken out papers for the Turlock council.
The race for two seats on the Riverbank City Council also is likely to be lively, with five candidates so far.
Seven of Stanislaus County's nine cities have council elections in the fall; Ceres and Modesto elect their council members in odd-numbered years.
The filing deadline ends Aug. 10 for seats in which the incumbent is running. It is extended to Aug. 15 in races where the incumbent does not run.
A recap of filings in the six other cities as of Tuesday afternoon:
HUGHSON: Mayor City Councilman Matt Beekman has taken out papers to run; incumbent Ramon Bawanan is not seeking re-election.
Council (two seats) Incumbents Jeramy Young and Jill Ferreira Silva have pulled papers.
NEWMAN: Mayor Ed Katen has returned papers to seek re-election.
Council (two seats) Incumbents Roberta Davis and Bob Martina have taken out papers.
OAKDALE: Council (three seats) Incumbent Tom Dunlop and challenger Oliver "J.R." McCarty have taken out papers for the four-year terms. No one has taken out papers yet for the two-year opening.
PATTERSON: Mayor Incumbent Luis Molina pulled papers.
Council (two seats) Dennis J. McCord has returned papers to run. Incumbent Dominic Farinha has taken out papers, as have challengers Antonio Camacho, Mia Brudnicki and Sheree Lustgarten.
RIVERBANK: Mayor Councilman Richard O'Brien has returned his papers to run against incumbent Virginia Madueño, who has pulled papers.
Council (two seats) Challenger Anthony McKinney has returned papers to run. Incumbent Jeanine Tucker has taken out papers, as have three other challengers: Kathy Salvatore, Darlene Barber-Martinez and Cal Campbell.
WATERFORD: Mayor Incumbent Charlie Goeken has pulled papers.
Council (two seats) Incumbents Jose Aldaco and Michael Van Winkle have taken out papers.
YOSEMITE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT: (Four seats, by geographic district) Incumbents Abe Rojas, Tom Hallinan and Michael Riley have declared their candidacies.