Facebook Post Sparks the Latest Drama in the Race for Stockton Mayor

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STOCKTON — Five days before the election, another twist in Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva’s fight to keep his job.

“If you attack residents of Stockton, I’m gonna hold you accountable, so I’m gonna pull back the curtain, and I’m gonna expose who you are and that’s what happened,” Silva said.

This week, Silva offended three Stockton political consultants on Facebook by exposing their addresses and calling them “paid goons” and “cancers” in the city of Stockton.

Silva says the post was in response to political mailers that referenced his criminal charges for allegedly recording a game of strip poker with teens.

He believes Scott Winn is one of the men behind the mailers.

“I was shocked, I was shocked,” said Winn.

Winn was outed along with fellow critics of the mayor, Jake Tyler and Jeff Aquistapace.

The post was quickly deleted, but Winn worries about his family’s safety because his information has been shared and copied on other pages.

“I’m fair game, that’s fine. I put myself out there as an open and vocal opponent, but my family is not,” said Winn.

The latest political drama comes one day after President Obama endorsed Silva’s opponent Michael Tubbs.

The 26-year-old Stockton City Council member got a DUI in 2014.

Silva is still fighting four misdemeanors for an alleged strip poker game.

“It’s really just a bunch of silliness, and I hope the residents of Stockton can see past it,” said Silva.

On Tuesday, the contentious race will come to an end when voters decide whether Silva will keep his job.

“I think its gonna be close. I think right now, right this second, I’m down a couple points,” said Silva.

FOX40 reached out to Michael Tubbs for comment but did not hear back.

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