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Brown Claims Victory In Superintendent Race
Troy Brown, San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools

With close to 49,000 votes, incumbent Troy Brown defeated challenger Brian Biedermann in the race for the San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools position in the June election.

Brown polled slightly under 64 percent of the vote, while Biedermann, with just under 28,000 votes, had just over 36 percent of the vote totals.

Brown issued a statement this past week, after being officially named as the winner in the two-man race.

“The San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) is a service organization that provides programs and supports for students, families, educators, schools, districts, and the community of San Joaquin County. The SJCOE has amazing programs because we have amazing people. I feel blessed to be able to lead this innovative organization as the San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools,” said Brown. “I am truly thankful for all of the support, time, and energy put into this campaign by the hundreds of volunteers that participated in our efforts to win this election. I am thankful for the election process and the voters of San Joaquin County that have provided me with the opportunity to continue serving in this important position. I am also thankful for my amazing wife and family and their support throughout this campaign.”

Originally appointed to fill out an unexpired term, Brown sought election to a full term in the June 7 election.

“Mostly, I am humbled, blessed, and honored to serve the wonderful community of San Joaquin County. The SJCOE will continue to be innovative in our efforts to support students, families, educators, schools, districts, and the community,” Brown stressed. “Thank you to everyone for all of your support over the last year.”

Meanwhile, the June primary did see some printing problems with ballot barcodes that slowed down the count by the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters office and ultimately prompted a move by the county’s Board of Supervisors.

At a meeting on Tuesday, June 21 the supervisors, after a discussion regarding the 2022 June Primary election, adopted a “San Joaquin County Citizens’ Election Review Advisory Committee”. The Committee will assess and review the June 2022 primary election process and provide strategies for improvement. The Committee will be comprised of 10 members, one regular and one alternate representative from each of the county’s five supervisorial district.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, July 15. The Board of Supervisors will consider qualified applications, received on or before the deadline, at the Board meeting of Aug. 23. All members appointed by the Board of Supervisors will be required to attend training.

Applications are available at the Clerk of the Board office at 44 N. San Joaquin St., Suite 627, Stockton or by going online to:

For more information, call (209) 468-2350.