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Condit cousins to join Board of Supervisors Jan. 4
Condit combo
Matthew "Buck" Condit (left) and cousin Channce Condit will both take the oath of office on Jan. 4 to become members of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors.

Two-fifths of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consist of Condits upon the swearing-in ceremony to take place next month.

Channce Condit will be resigning from his Ceres City Council seat to take the District 5 supervisor’s role while his cousin once-removed Buck Condit will represent District 1, which covers the Oakdale, Riverbank areas.

Channce Condit defeated attorney Tom Hallinan of Ceres in an 18,616 to 12,409 vote outcome, or 60 percent to 40 percent.

Matthew “Buck” Condit, 51, who is son of Burl Condit of Ceres, defeated Bill Zoslocki in a 25,925 to 18,187 vote tally, or 58.77 percent to 41.23 percent. Buck has spent the last 33 years as a firefighter in Stanislaus County and has been a captain a captain with the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District for 20 years.

He said he will retire from the district now that he is a county supervisor.

The two new supervisors have stated that they won’t let family ties interfere with their votes. Buck Condit stated that both will have independent voices and views on county matters.

On Dec. 2 Manmeet “Mani” Grewal became the newest member of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors when he was installed to replace the late Tom Berryhill. He becomes the first Sikh American to serve on a Board of Supervisors in California.

Other supervisors are Vito Chiesa of Hughson, who represents District 2; and Terry Withrow of Modesto who represents District 3.

The vacancy on the Ceres City Council left by the pending resignation of Channce Condit will likely be filled by a council appointment. Filling the seat by a special election would cost the city. The council will officially decide on Jan. 11 the method of filling the seat. If an appointment is to be made, past practice calls for the solicitation of names of registered voters would be made from those only living in Council District 1.

Also needing to be filled is the Ceres Planning Commission seat vacated by Bret Silveira who is now on the Ceres City Council. Six applicants have applied for the appointment.

The terms of Bob Kachel and Gary Del Nero on the commission is also expiring.