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Jan 3, 2013 at 2:33 PM
Former Navy pilot and commander Mick Gleason beat a crowded field of candidates last year, including former state Sen. Roy Ashburn, to earn a seat on the Kern County Board of Supervisors. Gleason is replacing Jon McQuiston as 1st District supervisor.
Nov 7, 2012 at 10:48 AM
With all precincts reporting, here are the highlights of local and state election results.
Nov 7, 2012 at 10:52 AM

With all precincts reporting, here are the highlights of local and state election results. Click on the name of the candidate or proposition for more information.

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State Assembly, 32nd District (too close to...
Oct 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Roy Ashburn announced some new endorsements Thursday, including an endorsement from the man he's trying to replace.
Jun 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Local unofficial results were posted overnight for California's presidential primary election, held Tuesday.

Three vacancies on the Board of Supervisors and a medical marijuana initiative took center...
Jun 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM
Three vacancies on the Board of Supervisors and a medical marijuana initiative took center stage in Kern County, despite dismal voter turnout.
May 30, 2012 at 12:34 PM
From Delano to Ridgecrest, nearly 174,000 residents make up District 1. The coveted Kern County supervisor seat is being courted by eight candidates. Their backgrounds are as diverse as the locations where they live.
Feb 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Former state Sen. Roy Ashburn is returning to Kern County politics. Ashburn told Eyewitness News on Thursday that he's running for the county's 1st District seat that will soon be vacated by the retiring Jon McQuiston.
Feb 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM
McQuiston, currently the 1st District supervisor, announced plans Tuesday to run for the newly drawn 32nd California Assembly District seat. If elected, he would represent Delano, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, Arvin, Lamont and parts of Bakersfield,...
Feb 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Jon McQuiston plans to step away from the Kern County Board of Supervisors when his term ends later this year, but that doesn't mean he's done with politics.

McQuiston, currently the 1st District supervisor, announced plans Tuesday to...
Jan 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM
Former state Sen. Roy Ashburn is contemplating a return to Kern County politics. Ashburn told Eyewitness News on Thursday that he's interested in running for the 1st District seat that will soon be vacated by the retiring Jon McQuiston.
Nov 2, 2011 at 4:18 PM

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker from the Central Valley has revealed that she is gay, making her one of eight openly gay members of the Legislature.

Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani came out Tuesday during an interview...
Sep 12, 2011 at 3:04 PM
Delano Councilman Sam Ramirez is making a run for a seat on the Kern County Board of Supervisors.
Sep 12, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Delano Councilman Sam Ramirez is making a run for a seat on the Kern County Board of Supervisors.

Ramirez wants to be elected to the 1st District, which has been represented by Jon McQuiston since 1997. For 11 years prior to that, the...
May 13, 2011 at 1:11 PM
As part of his revised budget, Gov. Jerry Brown will propose eliminating a state board that has been criticized for providing a highly paid landing spot for termed-out lawmakers looking for work.