Visalia City Councilmember and candidate for Tulare County Board of Supervisors in District 3, Amy Shuklian, announced an impressive list of local endorsements from community leaders late February. Shuklian is challenging incumbent Supervisor Phil Cox for the seat.
Whereas most other elections will be decided in November, the race for supervisor will end in June because there are only two candidates. Unless a third person files before March 11, the candidate who receives over 50% of the vote will win the supervisorial seat outright.
This contrasts with the race for Tulare County Supervisor District 1, where eight candidates have filed to run for supervisor. The likelihood of just one getting over 50% of the vote seems scant. The top two vote-getters will advance to the general election in November.
More candidates may throw their hat in the ring for District 1, but it is unlikely anyone would be willing to challenge Shuklian and Cox for district 3 because both enjoy high name recognition. It costs candidates $1000 to file in addition to the cost of the campaign. Though Shuklian has out-fundraised Cox, both candidates have a big enough war chest that the filing fee were not a hardship.
The following is a list of Shuklians new endorsements:
- Stan Simpson, Chairman Emeritus Buckman Mitchell, Inc.
- Troy Korsgaden, Korsgaden/Jansma Farm Insurance Agency
- Eric Shannon, CRS Farming
- Mike Shannon, S-K Ranch Management
- Fred Lagomarsino, Lagomarsino Group
- Todd Kinosian, Sundale Sales Inc.
- Joe Altschule, Attorney
- Brucinda (Cindy) Meyers, Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors
- Nanette Kuswa DVM
- Larry Benevento, ServiceMaster by Benevento
“I am proud to support Amy’s campaign for supervisor. She has always put our community first and I know that we can count on her to deliver results on the Board of Supervisors,” said Troy Korsgaden, CEO and Founder Korsgaden International.
The partial list of endorsements comes on the heels of a fundraising quarter where Shuklian outraised the incumbent by more than seven to one. More information about Amy Shuklian for Tulare County Supervisor can be found on her website at www.amyforsupervisor.com.