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Incumbent Hagan, Three New City Council Members Elected
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Results for the November election have been certified by the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters.

The certification came on Friday, Dec. 2 and shows three new members elected to the Escalon City Council.

In the race for three available four-year terms, current councilmember Andrew Hagan received the most votes of the five candidates seeking the seats. Hagan polled 1,999 votes in the election, receiving just over 30 percent of the vote. Two newcomers to the council dais won election, with Jeremy Engle receiving 1,317 votes for just under 20 percent of the total and Malinda Walker received 1,242 votes, just under 19 percent. Walker won the third available post with just an 11-vote margin over longtime incumbent and current Mayor Ed Alves, who had 1,231 votes. Incumbent Peter Krumeich trailed with 806 votes.

There was one available short term two-year seat open on the dais as well, and that race featured four candidates. Shawn Strohman received 984 votes, just under 40 percent of the total cast, to win the seat. Other candidates were Elsa Sandoval, 794 votes; Kurt Danziger, 434 votes; Sherry Hill, 260 votes.

City Manager Dominique Romo announced the certification from the county during Monday night’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Dec. 5. The swearing in of the four recently elected council members has been tentatively scheduled as part of the next meeting, Monday, Dec. 19.

The session will also include selection of a mayor and a mayor pro tem. Escalon does not have a separate election for mayor, the post is determined by a vote of the council.

Also, the election results showed that incumbent Robert “Bob” Holmes was turned out of his South San Joaquin Irrigation District Division 1 seat, which includes Escalon, losing to challenger David L. Roos. In the election, Roos received 3,713 votes for just under 56 percent of the vote and Holmes had 2,935 votes for roughly 44 percent of the vote total.