UPDATE: Karen Goh takes big lead to remain Bakersfield’s mayor

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Incumbent Karen Goh has taken a massive lead in the city’s mayoral race with all precincts reporting early Wednesday morning.

Goh, who has served as mayor since 2017, has a whopping 83.6 percent of the votes with all 262 precincts reporting.

The Bakersfield High School alumnus serves as the President and CEO of Garden Pathways, a non-profit whose mission it is to mentor disadvantaged children, youth, and adults “to build productive lives.” She said combating homelessness is one of her top priorities.

Of her three challengers, Dr. Gregory Tatum, pastor at Change Community Church in downtown Bakersfield, had 10.47 percent of the vote.

Former Las Vegas police officer Joseph Caporali received 5.93 percent, and certified write-in candidate Mark Hudson had 0 percent.

Vote totals are final once they are verified by elections officials.

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