Next month, local advocacy groups and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office will reveal data about the local immigrant community at Kern County’s first TRUTH Act Forum.
Here are the unofficial Kern County election results as of 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
21st Congressional District
Incumbent David Valadao defeated Democratic challenger TJ Cox. Valadao had 53.7 percent of the vote, while Cox had 46.3 percent.
Adan Cruz, a 21-year-old Bakersfield College student, voted for the first time today, Election Day 2018. Although he was eligible to vote in the 2016 election, Cruz didn’t because he said he felt like his vote didn’t count.
Academy Award-winning actor and three-time Grammy recipient Common told local students they have the power to make a difference by voting.
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California celebrated the opening day of the new Kern County office Thursday morning with a press conference in front of the Liberty Bell in downtown Bakersfield.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has introduced a bill this month that fully funds a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.