Kern County voters now have a clear picture of who they can pick to represent them on a range of local government boards on Nov. 6.
The attached PDFs appeared in Wednesday's Californian; the election results listed were as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. See Thursday's Californian for an updated listing of state and local races.
Flanked by top leaders from the Latino community, Delano Mayor Grace Vallejo emphasized the importance of unity among supporters before formally announcing she would challenge David Couch for Kern County’s newly drawn District Four supervisor area.
Republican state Sen. Andy Vidak has held the Latino-heavy Democratic 14th District since he won it in a special election in 2013.
It’s rare when somebody challenges a sitting judge for re-election, but Deputy District Attorney Cole McKnight — a prosecutor with a track record of putting away violent gang members — said it’s imperative to ensure Kern County has a shot at electing a judge with his background in gang crimes.
Ralph Anthony, a retired pastor and former school board member who led a scrappy, shoestring campaign and was outspent by his opponents by thousands was the apparent winner of the Bakersfield City School District’s Area Three trustee race Tuesday night.
For the second election cycle in a row, Assemblyman Vince Fong, R-Bakersfield, will face an inexperienced Democratic candidate with no political background in a GOP stronghold.
If off-year elections are eminently ignorable, what are off-year election primaries? An excuse to get out of the office for an hour, right?