It'll be a mix of experienced and new faces for voters to choose from in November.
Several races in the Northern San Joaquin Valley have attracted multiple candidates; the results in others are predetermined because only incumbents have filed.
The filing period for the Nov. 2 election closed Wednesday for those seats in which the incumbent chose not to run again. In races in which incumbents are on the ballot, the filing period ended Friday.
Mayors in Hughson, Newman, Turlock and Waterford were unopposed and will serve for another term.
In Oakdale, former Councilwoman and county Supervisor Pat Paul is challenging Mayor Farrell Jackson. In Patterson, the mayor's race is between Stanislaus County Board of Education board member Luis Molina and Councilwoman Annette Smith.
Two of the area's liveliest city councils attracted a number of applicants: Six people, none of them incumbents, filed for two seats in Riverbank. And four people, including incumbent Matt Beekman, are vying for two seats in Hughson, where voters also will take part in a recall election against other council members Aug. 24.
Turlock again attracted a host of candidates, though both incumbents opted out: Six people are running to replace Kurt Spycher and Ted Howze.
City elections in Modesto and Ceres are held in odd-numbered years.