Election Connection

GUSTINE CANDIDATES NIGHT: The Gustine school board candidates night will be held today at 7 p.m. in the Gustine High School auditorium, 501 North Ave. Candidates are Robert Asmus, a construction manager; homemaker Christina Gardner; recreation program specialist Richard Guimmond II; businesswoman Pat Rocha; educator Loretta Rose; and Fernando Silveira, an educator and doctoral student.

CANDIDATES NIGHT: The Delhi- Ballico Lions club and the League of Women Voters of Merced County will hold a candidates night for Delhi Unified School District Trustee candidates Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delhi High School theater, 16881 Schendel Ave.

RECEPTION FOR BILL LEONARD: The Republican Party of Stanislaus County will hold a reception for Bill Leonard, a member of the state Board of Equalization. The event, at 5:30 p.m. today, will be at the home of Dr. Lars and Sabrina Enevoldsen, 125 Griswold Ave., Modesto. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The cost is $50 per person or $600 for sponsors (includes 10 tickets). Make checks payable to RPSC or pay online by credit card at www.stanislausgop.org. Click on "RPSC Reception With BOE Member Bill Leonard."

RECEPTION FOR ROBERT FARRACE: A reception for Modesto City Council Chair 1 candidate Robert Farrace will be held Oct. 25 at Tresetti's World Caffe, 927 11th St., Modesto. It will be at 5:30 p.m. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Suggested minimum contribution is $35. For more information, call 521-1052.

RECEPTION FOR GARY LOPEZ: A reception for Modesto City Schools board candidate Gary Lopez will be held Oct. 25 at the home of Art and Susan Azevedo, 1026 Harvard Ave., Modesto. It will be from 6 to 8 p.m. $50 per person. For more information, call 578-4721.

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