Government / Politics

Tuesday is election day

District 4 supervisor, high school bond are closely watched ballot items

San Benito County voters will decide the fate of a multi-million-dollar high school bond and select a District 4 county supervisor from among three candidates during the Tuesday, June 3 election. Some of the higher-profile elected positions in which candidates are running unopposed include county superintendent of schools, where San Benito High School Principal Krystal Lomanto is the sole candidate to replace longtime schools chief Mike Sanchez; and the District 3 supervisorial seat, where incumbent Robert Rivas is running unopposed.  

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 16 polling places throughout the county. To locate your polling place or to see an interactive map of voting locations, click here.

The county registrar of voters had the courthouse open this past weekend for early voting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a large percentage of voters is expected to cast an absentee ballot. Election prognosticators are predicting a low turnout for this primary election.

The District 4 supervisor's race matches incumbent Jerry Muenzer, a local businessman, against two-term Hollister City Councilman and local business owner Victor Gomez and political newcomer Daniel Recht, an accountant and farmer.

Measure G is a $42.5 million bond that, if passed with at least 55 percent of the vote, would fund upgrades to the San Benito High School campus at a cost of about $30 per $100,000 of assessed value for 25 years on homes within the district.

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BenitoLink Staff