Council incumbents may face challenge
by Michael Langley
Aug 01, 2014 | 3813 views | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tracy interim City Clerk Carole Fleischmann confirmed Wednesday that Robert Tanner, a member of the Measure E Residents Oversight Committee, has obtained official forms to run for a seat on the City Council in the Nov. 4 General Election.

If Tanner files his papers before 5 p.m. next Friday, the deadline to run for a city office in November, he will challenge council incumbents Charles Manne and Robert Rickman.

“I got asked by several people to try and run,” Tanner said in an interview Thursday. “I know I’m running against two incumbents, but I believe I have a good chance.”

Tanner, a retired accountant with 36 years of financial experience, suggested that he could add a measure of fiscal responsibility to the council.

“I think I will bring a more reasonable approach to financial matters,” he said.

Rickman issued a news release Wednesday announcing that he had filed his papers to seek re-election. The California Highway Patrol sergeant’s financial disclosure forms show that he has received $10,157.43 in contributions to his campaign this calendar year.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve the people of Tracy,” Rickman wrote in the news release. “I will continue to work hard every day to make the people of Tracy proud.”

The disclosure forms — officially called Form 460 — for Manne show that he has raised $250 in the same time period.

Businessman and former councilman Ray Morelos, who is running for mayor against Mayor Pro Tem Michael Maciel, reported raising $3,901 so far this year. Maciel’s Form 460 was not immediately available from the city.

The Press will sponsor candidate forums for city offices before the election.

• Contact the Tracy Press at or 835-3030.

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August 01, 2014
Hey, is it true that Helms has pulled papers to run for Council?

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