Atwater residents will decide on Nov. 6 whether they are willing to pay an extra $30 per $100,000 of their property’s assessed valuation to help build a new school to alleviate overcrowding at the school district, according to Measure E.
Some Los Banos residents are telling neighbors to vote against the city’s half-percent sales tax hike, which raises general purpose funds “for any legitimate governmental purpose.” The tax isn’t specific enough, opponents said.
A roundup of all the Atwater and Merced candidates for City Council and how much money they raised, and who their biggest contributors are. Money is rolling into local elections in Merced, but less so in Atwater.
The list of people running for elected office in Merced County’s six cities has been finalized, and some races are more crowded than others. Merced’s even-numbered city council districts are up for election this time around.
Dairyman Scott Silveira said he's "confident" he has claimed the Merced County District 5 Supervisor race with more than 60 percent of the vote. He said he's "excited" about digging into the county's inner workings and figuring out how to "get out of the way" of Merced County business.
The race between county Superintendent Steve Tietjen and Merced River District Superintendent Richard Lopez seemed to be settled on Wednesday when Lopez took to Facebook and thanked his supporters while speaking about his campaign in the past tense.
Merced County's district attorney-elect said Wednesday she is "grateful" for the "decisive" victory at the polls on Election Day, and she looks forward to bringing "greater transparency" to the office.
In a stunning landslide, a political newcomer cruised to an easy win Tuesday night over longtime Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II, an incumbent whose political strength had never before been challenged.
The Election Day polls will see incumbent District Attorney Larry Morse II take on his first opponent in challenger Kimberly Helms Lewis since taking office in 2006. The two camps have lobbed accusations in the past few months.