Adam Gray gets on the ballot with 2,500 signatures

02/19/2014 6:48 PM

02/19/2014 10:33 PM

Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, on Wednesday turned in more than 2,500 signatures from voters to gain a spot on the June 3 ballot.

The incumbent submitted 1,764 signatures to the Merced County Registrar of Voters office and 791 signatures to the Stanislaus County clerk-recorder office. Those are the “raw numbers,” according to each office, and must still be verified.

The 21st Assembly District is predominantly Democratic and includes Merced County and the southwest section of Stanislaus County, including parts of Modesto.

Candidates for the state Assembly must submit 40 to 60 signatures to run for office.

The filing fee for that office is $952.91, which is 1 percent of the annual salary for the position. The state allows candidates to lower the filing fee with signatures from registered voters. To cover the cost entirely with a petition, a candidate needs at least 1,500 signatures.

Gray is the only candidate so far who has declared intention to run. The last day to file is March 7.

Gray was elected in November 2012.

The last day to register to vote is May 19, and election day is June 3.

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