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In this file photo, community activist David Abbasi speaks at a press conference in early April.

Community activist David Abbasi plans to run for 5th District supervisor in the March election.

He has pulled nomination papers and expects to gather the 20 votes necessary to submit his application by the Dec. 6 deadline.

“We need to bring ethics to local government and to restore power to the people. We need leaders who won’t sell us out to special interests,” he said.

He will face incumbent and former friend Leticia Perez, who was first elected into office in 2012.

Abbasi said one of his goals was to clear the Kern County government of incumbents who had overstayed their welcome.

He said he did not expect his court battle with the local law enforcement agencies to impact his campaign. The Bakersfield Police Department has confiscated his weapons, saying he is a danger to himself or others after Abbasi brandished a gun when his dog was attacked earlier this year.

Abbasi characterized BPD’s actions as political retaliation and he is involved in a court battle to recover his weapons.

He said the issue should be cleared up before the end of the year.

(25) comments

All Star

Abbasi , aka The Jackal, is going to have a busy couple of months. His court hearing to keep his guns, because he's a danger to society, is in a couple of weeks. The next court hearing for the criminal firearms charges against him in January. If nothing else, this guy is good entertainment, both in print, and on local talk radio.

GetReal2

Kyle Carter would file to run, but there is nowhere in the the Fifth District he would deign to live. Just a joke in case Mr. KC might read this and take offense, in a sort of call my lawyer and ask if there anything to be done about this. Satire, parody, that’s all, in jest.

Stating the obvious

It is SOOOOO obvious that the Jackal is really Abassi....

The Jackal

It's not like he was indicted for a conflict of interest or breached the public's trust or anything. The guy brought attention to corruption and introduced term limits for the County Supervisors. Mr Abbasi has helped many people in his community and the negative comments on here are coming from people within the County government that are crooks.

BakoMark

The day this is all being dismissed.

BakoMark

The rumor is that this is all being dismissed.

2carpoor

" We need leaders who won’t sell us out to special interests,” he said."

What special interests is he promoting? Today, no one enters unencumbered by something.

Inconvenient Truth

Great. If he wins, he can set up offices across the street in the Bell Tower; which will be convenient if he ever gets his rifles back...

Mrknowitall

Not The David “The Maniac” Abassinth! Hooray. So either get the guy a double Red Bull and Thorazine or the key to the city. How can he vote as a supervisor whilst wearing a straight jacket?! If he wins, the county is asking for multiple lawsuits on any issue he votes on. Lol.

Mr. Marijuana himself. You go Boy. Just when you think you’ve seen everything...

Nevermind

Austin reference! 30 points! Lol

GetReal2

Does this mean Mr. Abassi is no longer considering a presidential run? David abandonth now in our time of greatest need, whilst judicially denied his second amendment rights (perhaps quite properly) and armed only with what qualifies as a hallucinogenic belief anyone with an ounce of reason, opinion wise, might support him, even in Kern’s most ethically diverse Fifth District.

The Jackal

GetReal2 and mr.Knowitall are the same person. No one else uses words like whilst and "th" at the end of other words. Fake Troll.

Mrknowitall

Wrong again! Lol

The Jackal (aka David Abassi) just cannot get anything right, as he demonstrated in hilarious court appearances as well as on criminal street arrests and in bizarre Supervisor board appearances. Mr. Can’t Get It Right himself.

Dig this: Mr. Knowitall is an original who doesn’t NOT do duets. The “th” st the end was a typo on a play on words. Absinthe , properly spelled has an “e” at the end, which was inadvertently left off and complimented other issues in the butchered spelling meant to be a play on words utilizing absinthe which is a noted potent liquor —this the post reference to a mix with the psychotic mood juice, Thorazine. So ya see old Wise One, you are not Sherlock Holmes. I was just in a hurry and mangled the post. A faux paux if you would.

Yup. Mr Knowitall does Knowitall—he just, on occasion. doesn’t type-it-all-perfectly. Especially when he’s in a hurry. Lol

Case closed oh great Cannabis Oracle. So relax. Can the paranoia. There is no grand conspiracy to plant multiple posts against The Jackal. Ya just ain’t that important.

Please continue to entertain the community with those infamous madcap antics. They tickle me to no end. BTW—shall vote for you. Free entertainment.

Nevermind

Mr Knowitall, I am announcing my candidacy for Dhalai Lama....do I have your support sir?

The Jackal

No one uses the word whilst in these comments except for you and your multiple fake accounts.

Nevermind

So since you consider anominity to be trolling, you admit you are Abbasi?

All Star

Any bets "The Jackal" will show up here and make some crazy comment?

Fightingsideofme

Small town drama.

BakoMark

Big town money.

Fightingsideofme

At least for now or until the liberals ruin it.

Mrknowitall

You DO have my vote for DL!!

Nevermind

Thanks Knowitall! Will you be my Dick Cheney because I just want to take naps during my tenure.. Lol

Mrknowitall

I’ll be Cheney only if Abassi will be my BEBE Rebozo

Cuzz he be so famoso. The Jackal (he reminds me of cartoon Heckle n Jeckle) I caught his announcement on da Beene radio show. The guy calls in to announce and the host n JR just crack up laughing about his Supervisor rant aka Sam L Jackson. The boy got no shame. Zero. He must crave the war-beatings the media n community put on him. Delusional. My lunch with him should be interesting.

Mrknowitall

He couldn’t help himself. Zero impulse control. That lil old Jackal warms my heart. Says Bako folks don’t use the word whilst. Makes my chest swell with pride. Thanks Dr Jackal - Mr. Hyde (Abassi). Lol

We should do lunch together. Have em play “ Send in the Clowns” upon yer entrance whilst I roll on floor laughing. Set it up. I’m in. Buddies n The Jackal. Priceless

Nevermind

Everybody needs a "bagman"

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