Category: Politics

Modesto Voters Will Have a Mail Order Mayor

Like planets following orbits ordained by gravity, Modesto elections followed the path of conventional wisdom as the November 8 turnout was a typically low twenty-two percent, incumbents won, another family dynasty was born, and mayoral candidates faced a runoff. Despite running in the newly-drawn District 3 for the first time, incumbent Dave

Can Garrad Marsh Reverse Modesto's Retrograde Motion?

The conventional wisdom is that candidates for Mayor of Modesto face inevitable runoffs. That’s why insiders are saying there’s no way either Garrad Marsh or Brad Hawn, the odds-on favorites in a crowded field, will get fifty percent of Tuesday’s vote. Failing to take a stand on the Mayor’s race, the Modesto