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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...
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.
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.
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.
Jan 18, 2011 at 6:03 PM
The leases of dozens of state lawmakers totaling nearly $300,000 are being brought under scrutiny in light of recent budget concerns. It's a subject that garnered attention last year after then state Senator Roy Ashburn was pulled over for a DUI in...
Jan 3, 2011 at 11:53 AM
A former San Francisco Bay area state senator and two other former state senators have been appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve on state boards.
Nov 3, 2010 at 9:20 AM
California Democrats have increased their legislative clout despite a Republican backlash that prevented their capturing the supermajority they have long sought in the state Senate.
Aug 23, 2010 at 6:07 PM
California would officially end a requirement that a state agency research the causes and cures for homosexuality under a bill approved by the state Senate.
Jun 8, 2010 at 11:35 PM
Fran Florez and Shannon Grove came out victorious Tuesday night in two high-profile local primary races.
May 27, 2010 at 2:39 PM
Sen. Roy Ashburn spoke out passionately in favor of gay rights during a legislative session. The Republican from Bakersfield was forced to reveal he is gay after a recent arrest for drunken driving.