BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — 5th District Supervisor Leticia Perez has been named chairperson of the Kern County Board of Supervisors.
Perez is the first Latina to hold that position. She previously held that position in 2014.
While the supervisor enters a re-election campaign and faces two two misdemeanor conflict of interest charges, she said her primary concern as chair will be the people of Kern County.
“I am confident and hopeful that my constituents, as well as the leaders of Kern County, will recognize my leadership here is one that is valuable to Kern County, one that is oriented service to all people of Kern, and one that is focused on making Kern County thrive for all of us,” she said.
“It’s going to be a very good year.”