Stockton City Council member Paul Canepa has the lead against the city’s former vice mayor Elbert Holman Jr. in Tuesday’s election to represent District 2 on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, according to the county’s unofficial election results.

Paul Canepa is a candidate for the District 2 seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. (Courtesy photo)

Holman and Canepa, both natives of the county, advanced from the June primary election to take over current Supervisor Kathy Miller’s seat.

As of early Wednesday morning, Canepa held approximately 57 percent of the votes compared to about 43 percent for Holman.

While both opponents said they wanted to address homelessness if elected to the board, Canepa said he had a strategic plan to help the unsheltered population.

His plan included camping sites for unhoused people, providing outreach alongside nonprofits and faith-based organizations, a navigation center, and projects to create shelters in the city.

Victoria Franco is a reporter based in Stockton covering San Joaquin County for Bay City News Foundation and its nonprofit news site Local News Matters. She is a Report for America corps member.

Victoria Franco is a Stockton-based reporter covering the diverse news around the Central Valley as part of the Report for America program. As a Stockton native, Franco is proud to cover stories within her community and report a variety of coverage. She is a San Jose State University alumna with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. In her collegiate years she was Managing Editor for the Spartan Daily. From her time at the Spartan Daily she helped lead her staff to California College Media Awards and a General Excellence first place. Victoria encourages readers to email her story tips and ideas at