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Apr 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM
The five candidates for the 16th District state senate seat square off in a debate.
Mar 28, 2013 at 11:55 AM
California Democratic Party caucus formally chooses Leticia Perez as candidate for the 16th District Senate seat.
Mar 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM
Blaming her political party for saddling her campaign with a competitive disadvantage, Fran Florez dropped her bid Wednesday for the state Senate.
Mar 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM
State Senate candidate Leticia Perez has signed a lease for a home on 18th Street in central Bakersfield, part of the 16th Senate District, her campaign said late Tuesday. Perez is scheduled to be at the Kern County Registrar of Voters Office on ...
Mar 26, 2013 at 9:03 PM

UPDATE: State Senate candidate Leticia Perez has signed a lease for a home on 18th Street in central Bakersfield, part of the 16th Senate District, her campaign said late Tuesday. Perez is scheduled to be at the Kern County Registrar of Voters...
Mar 21, 2013 at 3:41 PM
Hanford Republican Andy Vidak has support in Kern County for a run at the state Senate. The Kern County Republican Party said Thursday that its members voted unanimously to endorse Vidak, a Kings County cherry farmer, for election to the 16th Senate District.
Mar 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Leticia Perez, who began her term as 5th District Kern County supervisor in January, has been endorsed by 18 senators, including Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, according to Capitol Television News Service.
Mar 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A short-timer on the Kern County Board of Supervisors has emerged as a formidable candidate to ascend to the state Senate.

Leticia Perez, who began her term as 5th District Kern County supervisor in...
Mar 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM
Recently elected 5th District Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez announced Monday that she is running for the State Senate.
Mar 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Recently elected 5th District Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez announced Monday that she is running for the state Senate.

Perez made history when she was elected to the board of supervisors,...
Mar 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Fran Florez wants to be your next state senator. The veteran Kern County Democrat announced her candidacy Friday for the 16th District Senate seat vacated last month by Michael Rubio, who took a private-sector job with oil giant Chevron.
Nov 23, 2010 at 7:04 PM
It took about three weeks to get complete results in some very close races, but the numbers are finally in. For some candidates, winning came down to just a handful of votes.
Nov 23, 2010 at 1:37 PM
Democratic Rep. Jim Costa has narrowly won enough votes to retain his Central Valley seat in a district where Democrats hold a 20-point registration advantage.
Nov 12, 2010 at 5:46 PM
Two congressional races in the Central Valley remain too close to call. Democratic Reps. Jim Costa and Jerry McNerney were leading their Republican challengers.
Nov 10, 2010 at 4:27 PM
Rep. Jim Costa has declared victory in his race against farmer Andy Vidak for the 20th Congressional District seat. Since the election, late-arriving mail-in ballots have been tallied in the race.