Manuel Ramirez, a Republican challenging Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, joined the Off the Press show earlier this summer to talk about his background, why he's running for office and the unique way he entered the Assembly race.

Kern County Superior Court Judge Cory Woodward held a frank discussion on Off the Press Aug. 31 about why he got into the legal profession, his experience developing his skills as a judge and the political fight he faces to defend his seat on the bench from Deputy District Attorney Tiffany O…