By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
New council to be sworn in Dec. 12
Ceres council 2022 winners
James Casey, Rosalinda Vierra and Daniel Martinez prevailed in races for Ceres City Council District 1, 2 and 4, respectively.

Since the resignation of Linda Ryno in March, there has been a vacancy in the District 2 seat on the Ceres City Council. That vacancy will be filled at the regular council meeting on Monday, Dec. 12 when three members – two of them new – take the oath of office. The meeting will start at 6 p.m.

According to the latest figures from the Stanislaus County Elections Division, Rosalinda Vierra won the council seat on Nov. 8 with 1,158 votes (72.9 percent) over the 429 votes (27.03 percent) won by Paula Redfern.

Also new to the council is Daniel Martinez, who won the District 4 seat with 957 votes (63.5 percent). He will replace Mike Kline who was appointed in December 2021. Others who ran were John R. Osgood III with 304 votes (20.17 percent) and David Carreon who collected 246 votes (16.23 percent).

Incumbent Councilman James Casey was re-elected in District 1. Casey was elected to the council last year to serve out the unexpired term of Channce Condit, was solidly re-elected on Nov. 8. Casey collected 1,537 votes, or 75.42 percent, in the latest count issued by the Stanislaus County Elections Division. He far outdistanced rival Todd Underwood, a 43-year-old telecommunications installer working in the Bay Area, who had 501 votes (24.58 percent).

Others who serve on the council – and who did not face an election – are Mayor Javier Lopez and District 3 Councilman Bret Silveira who also serves as vice mayor.