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April 14, 2024

Velazquez on pace to return as Hollister’s mayor

Ignacio Velazquez was hanging out in front of the steps of City Hall in downtown Hollister on Tuesday evening, relishing the moment that he was once again re-elected for another mayoral term. As of Nov. 3, the incumbent earned 58.1 percent of the vote, giving...

Hollister Mayor Election: Meet the candidates

Over the next several days, the Hollister Free Lance will profile candidates for local City of Hollister and San Benito County offices that will appear on the Nov. 3 election.

Campaign law violations alleged in county supervisor’s race

As political campaigns throughout the nation race down the final stretch before the Nov. 3 election, a candidate for a San Benito County Supervisor’s seat has accused his rival of violations of the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission guidelines.

Shawn Herrera: County Board of Education Candidate

Shawn Herrera’s passion for education runs deep because he knows firsthand the profound effect a quality education can have on individuals.

Measure N is headed for a loss in San Benito County

Local slow-growth advocates and environmentalists chalked up a win in the Nov. 3 San Benito County election as Measure N—which would create the Strada Verde Specific Plan—appears headed for a resounding defeat.

Rick Perez snatches city council seat for District 1

Rick Perez says he had no real special interests for himself going into this year’s race for the Hollister Council District 1 seat except for one. “My interests are for the people,” he said after seeing initial results of the election posted Tuesday night. “My...

San Benito County Board of Supervisors chair Jaime de La Cruz trailing challenger Bea Gonzales

With hundreds of vote-by-mail ballot still uncounted as of 6:35 pm Friday, March 6, one San Benito County supervisor was assured of re-election, a four-term incumbent was staring at a possible upset loss and one November race was set. The lingering uncertainty in the supervisor...

Candidates qualify for Hollister mayor, council, school board

The final list of candidates is in for the Nov. 3 election for mayor, two city council seats, two county board of supervisor seats and two trustees’ seats in the Hollister School District.  Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez will run to retain his seat against challenger...

County elections office releases final results

Staff Report The San Benito County Elections Office this week released the official final results of the local vote count in the Nov. 3 General Election.  The San Benito County Registrar of Voters on Nov. 30 posted the last set of numbers that showed there were...

Bob Tiffany: Supervisor District 4 Candidate

Tiffany—who is one of five candidates for a seat as county supervisor in District 4—said he’s noticed that the county is facing significant challenges right now as they navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic. That includes the enormous impact on the local economy, schools and local families.

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