All the ballots have been counted for the 2022 elections. See who was elected to the Stockton City Council and Stockton Unified School District Board of Education.
A surprising 46.5% of registered voters turned out for the 2022 San Joaquin County elections. In Stockton, three seats for the City Council and four seats for the Stockton Unified School District Board of Trustees were up for election. However, two seats for the City Council were already determined from the primary election.
Stockton City Council Results
In District 1, incumbent Sol Jobrack faced off against Felix Ogbah and Michele Padilla. The winners of the primary were Sol Jobrack and Michele Padilla. The winner of the general election and new Stockton City Council Member for District 1 was Michele Padilla with 59.06% of the vote.
In District 3, there was no incumbent in the race. Michael Blower won the primary outright against Bridget Hawley-Ortiz and Shoua Lo. Thus, the general election was canceled and Michael Blower is now the new Stockton City Council Member of District 3.
In District 5, there was no incumbent in the race. Brando Villapudua won the primary outright against Jewelian Johnson. Thus, the general election was canceled and Brando Villapudua is now the new Stockton City Council Member of District 5.
Stockton Unified School District Results
The Stockton Unified School District has been the battleground for political drama over the past few years, with independent news outlet 209 Times as the mouthpiece to get “their people” in office. The district was expected to have a $30 million deficit back in July, and were under threat of a state-ordered takeover by the San Joaquin Board of Education.
In Area 2, incumbent AngelAnn Flores faced off against four other candidates. The winner of the general election was AngelAnn Flores with 37.92% of the vote, followed by Patrick Martin with 18.08%, Melissa Garibay Ortiz with 18.08%, Xavier Lopez Mountain with 15.53%, and Jose G. Carranza with 10.39%.
In Area 5 there was no incumbent in the race. The winner of the general election was Donald Donaire with 57.13% of the vote, followed by Juan M Estrada with 34.98%, and Dawn R. Ali with 7.89%.
In Area 6, incumbent Scot McBrian battled two other candidates. The winner of the general election was Sofia Colon with 52.93% of the vote, followed by Scot McBrian with 32.29%, and Rafael Cardoza with 14.78%.
In Area 7, incumbent Zachary Ignacio Avelar was up against three other candidates. The winner of the general election was Kennetha Stevens with 49.94% of the vote, followed by Zachary Ignacio Avelar with 29.86%, Renee Icasiano with 11.69%, and Enrique Serrano with 8.51%.
Measure C Results
Finally, the Stockton Unified School District placed Measure C on the ballot:
“To improve local schools with funds that cannot be taken by the State, shall Stockton Unified School District’s measure to expand career/technical education training facilities including engineering, health care and information technology; repair roofs/plumbing; and improve student safety/classroom security be adopted, authorizing $215 million of bonds with legal rates, projected levies averaging below 5¢/$100 of assessed valuation (averaging $14 million/year for 28 years), annual audits, independent oversight and no increase in current taxes?”
A yes vote would allow the District to issue $215 million in bonds with levies. A no vote would prevent the District from issuing $215 million in bonds with levies. A 55% supermajority vote was required for authorization. Measure C passed with a yes vote and a whopping 70.73% of the vote.