News & Issues

Learning Something New About Ripon is Just A Daily Routine For Me

My goal, if elected to the Ripon City Council in November, is to do my best in continuing the small town aura after serving as president of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce for six years. (Read the full article on MyRipon)

Ripon 2019 Water Quality Report
The City of Ripon is committed to providing safe and reliable drinking water to the community.  We understand the responsibility we have to share clear information about the water that is being delivered.   Each year the City of Ripon sends out a Water Quality Report (sometimes referred to as a Consumer Confidence Report) to our residents that provides detailed information about where the City water comes from, water quality testing results, and how the results compare to regulatory standards.   Please click here to see the 2019 Water Quality Report, which shows the City met or exceeded all drinking water regulatory standards as set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the State of California.
If you have questions about the City of Ripon water system or quality of water, please contact James Pease at 209-599-2108.
Governor Newsom Announces New Supports for California Workers

SACRAMENTO — Building on previous actions to protect California’s front-line workforce, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a host of new safeguards for California workers who face the greatest risk of COVID-19. In addition to support for workers, including agricultural and farmworkers, to isolate and quarantine, Governor Newsom unveiled a robust education campaign for workers and employers. He also committed to working with the Legislature and key stakeholders to expand critical protections like paid sick leave.

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Small Business Assistance and Personal Protective Equipment Grant Programs

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on San Joaquin County businesses and their employees, the County of San Joaquin is operating three cash grant programs to assist small businesses with up to 250 employees and a separate grant program for directly obtaining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies.

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From the Secretary of State’s Office

All California voters will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot with prepaid postage for the General Election.

To make sure you get your ballot, we are asking all California voters to double-check their voter registration at:

You can ensure a smooth voting experience by:

  • Confirming your mailing address
  • Signing up for ballot tracking notifications

For voters unable to take advantage of vote-by-mail, you can still visit your local polling place for safe in-person voting and same-day registration.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your ballot mailed directly to your home!

On behalf of the California Secretary of State’s Office, thank you!


Jake Park – Ripon City Council
Dean Uecker – Ripon City Council
Martin and Kerry Harris – Tuff Boys
Dave Hegarty –  Duct Testers
Charlie Evans – California Rock Crushers
John Heida – Minuteman Industries, LLC
Chris Tyler – Terravest Capital Partners, LLC
Rhodesia Ransom – Tracy City Council
Steve Gikas
Jason Buffalow – Buffalo’s Mechanical Inc.
San Joaquin County Republican Central Committee

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