San Joaquin County Fills Vacant Supervisor Seat
Moses Zapien got the tap from Governor Jerry Brown at the end of 2015. Zapien had been serving as a City Councilman for the City of Stockton.
The seat became vacant when District 3 Supervisor Steve Bestolarides became the County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk in the summer.
Zapien will serve the remainder of District 3 term which concludes on Jan. 1, 2017. Zapien, a native of Stockton, had to resign his position as a deputy district attorney, as the Supervisor post is full time.
Stockton elected him to the City Council in 2012 and he already had plans to run for the District 3 seat in the 2016 election, so the appointment couldn’t come at a better time.
Several in Stockton are planning to apply for the appointment to fill Zapien’s vacated Council seat.
More on the Zapien appointment can be read here.
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