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January 17, 2022

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...

‘Slower growth’ gains another vote on council

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez has a task each year to ask the councilmembers to bring him their top item they want to see accomplished, along with several other ideas or issues in their districts. Rick Perez mentioned during his campaign that he’s in favor of...

Tiffany clinging on to lead for D4 Supervisor

Bob Tiffany is leading in a tight, five-way race for County Supervisor in District 4 over local farmer Robert Gibson, retired foreman operator Keith Snow and business owners Mike Mansmith and Dan Valcazar.  As of 10:13pm Nov. 3—the last time election officials updated results—Tiffany had...

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...

Former GOP candidate for 30th district convicted of election fraud

Neil Kitchens—a Prunedale resident who ran unsuccessfully against Robert Rivas in the 2018 race for state assembly—pleaded guilty to felony election fraud on election day 2020, according to authorities.

Rivas holds onto District 30 seat

Incumbent Robert Rivas is headed toward a landslide victory in his race for reelection to the California Assembly District 30 seat.

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...

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.

Election 2020: Live updates from Hollister

11pm: "Semi-official" results in It looks like we'll have to wait until Wednesday morning to see final local election results from the San Benito County Registrar of Voters. The hotly-contested District 2 Supervisor race was too close to call, with Kollin Kosmicki leading Wayne Norton...

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.