Tiffany Organ-Bowles is running for a Kern County Superior Court Judge slot currently held by Judge Cory Woodward.
Woodward has announced he will resign his seat on the bench and reject the judgeship if he wins the contest.
But Organ-Bowles, a prosecutor in the Kern County District Attorney's office, must win the most votes on Nov. 8 to avoid Woodward being handed the seat, rejecting it and the appointment being sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.
She met with the Off the Press team on Aug. 11 to discuss her background, why she ran for the seat and how her campaign has gone.