Gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa visits Bakersfield


Democratic candidate for governor, Antonio Villaraigosa, toured through Bakersfield Friday afternoon.

Villaraigosa visited the Bakersfield Homeless Center and met with crew members whose lives have been changed the center’s job development program. Democratic Assemblymember Rudy Salas was also there.

“Middle class jobs are not just jobs that come with a college education. … We need a lot more people graduating with a college education. But, we need a lot more carpenters, and plumbers, and electricians, and operating engineers because we got to build again.”

Villaraigosa is a former Democratic leader of the California Assembly and went on to serve as mayor of Los Angeles from 2005 to 2013.

Villaraigosa is looking to become California’s next governor. On “Kern County: In Depth” this weekend, 17 News political analysts Mark Martinez and Cathy Abernathy discuss the possibility of California making history by having two candidates of the same party face one another in a general election.

You can watch Kern County: In Depth Saturday on KGET TV 17 at 7 p.m. You can also watch a rebroadcast on The CW channel 12 Sunday at 11 a.m.

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