Fresno, California municipal elections, 2014

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The city of Fresno, California will hold elections for city council on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. Candidates who received 50 percent plus one vote in the primary election were declared the outright winner. District 1, with no such candidate, will have an election between the top two vote-getters in November 4.[1] The filing period ended March 7, 2014.[2] Four of the seven city council seats are up for election.

City council

After the June 3rd primary election, only one city council race was left undecided: District 1. The following discussion breaks down what Ballotpedia has found to be this election cycle's key issues in Fresno.

Jobs

As with many municipal elections in 2014, jobs and joblessness are central issues; but in Fresno, where the unemployment rate has hovered above %11 (%5 above the national average) for the past several years, they are critical.[3] Both District 1 candidates - Cary Catalano and Esmeralda Soria - have made jobs core campaign themes and have singled out the need to create "middle class" employment opportunities.[4][5]

Measure G

In the June 2013 elections, a proposition called "Measure G" made its way onto the ballot that asked voters to decide whether or not to privatize the city's trash collection service. Fresno voters narrowly chose not to privatize, but the issue has remained a point of contention. Soria has spoken out against the measure, while Catalano supported it.[6]

Candidate list

District 1

Note: Incumbent Blong Xiong is ineligible to run due to term limits.

June 3 Primary election candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 3

June 3 Primary election candidates:

District 5

June 3 Primary election candidates:
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District 7

June 3 Primary election candidates:

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