Candi Easter, longtime chairwoman of the Kern County Democratic party, has died.
Ricky Perez, current chairman of the party, confirmed the information to 17 News.
Known as the “Queen” of the party, Easter stepped down from her role as chairwoman in 2014.
Perez called Easter a “pillar of the community,” and remembered her fondly as a strong woman who “bled blue.”
Easter’s cause of death is unknown.
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