Kern County Board of Supervisors 2nd District
Incumbent Zack Scrivner kept his seat on the board, according to final results from the Kern County Elections Office.
Scrivner received 44 percent of the vote, with teacher Whitney Weddell a distant second with 27 percent while ranch manager Dalmas Bunn ranked third with 21 percent of the vote.
Parks equipment operator Michael Biglay only earned 8 percent of the vote.
Kern County Board of Supervisors 3rd District
Incumbent Supervisor Mike Maggard won another term.
Maggard garnered 54.69 percent of the vote, with Fire Captain Jeff Heinle receiving 45.31 percent.
Maggard has served three terms on the board.
Bakersfield City Council Ward 1
Incumbent Willie Rivera won a second term.
Rivera scored 41.25 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting. Despite some late-minute controversy regarding possible voter fraud, Cal State Bakersfield graduate Gilberto De La Torre was a distant second with 32.08 percent. Retired contractor and longtime community organizer Marvin Dean was third with 26.67 percent.
Bakersfield City Council Ward 3
Ken Weir will begin his fourth term on the City Council next year after getting most of the vote.
Weir received 78.49 percent while his challenger, entrepreneur Salvador Lopez-Willingham, had just 21.51 percent.
Weir has served on the City Council since 2006. With a new term, he wants to continue to help clean up the city’s finances, especially as they relate to the California Public Employees' Retirement System. The city is facing steep pension cost increases over the next several years.
Bakersfield City Council Ward 4
Vice Mayor Bob Smith will also serve third term on the council.
Smith earned 80.21 percent of the vote. His challenger, retired oil field worker and welder Ernest Oliver, had 19.79 percent of the vote. Oliver largely ran to oppose the county’s sales tax measure.
Bakersfield City Council Ward 7
Incumbent Chris Parlier earned 100 percent of the vote, having run unopposed in his bid for a second term. His priorities for a new term include public safety and bringing business development to Bakersfield.