BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Leticia Perez is leading a packed field of candidates challenging her for 5th District Supervisor, voting results show.
Perez, who has served as supervisor since 2013, received 57.07 percent with all 104 precincts reporting. If results hold, Perez would not face a runoff in November.
She has said her role in appropriating grant funds for projects like the soon-to-be-completed South Bakersfield Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and neighboring Belle Terrace Park restoration plan demonstrate her commitment to the district.
David Abbasi, a businessman, entrepreneur and coordinator, received 13.19 percent.
Ricardo Herrera, a trustee on the Greenfield Union School District Board, got 12.12 percent, Ronnie Cruz, sales manager at Spanish-language newspaper El Popular received 9.2 percent and realtor Ben Valdez Jr. had 8.42 percent.
Results are not official until they are verified by elections officials.