BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Phillip Peters appears to have won the three-candidate race to replace retiring supervisor Mick Gleason in the 1st Supervisorial District that includes northwest Bakersfield, the Kern River Valley, and Ridgecrest.
Peters received 52.6 percent of the vote with all 149 precincts reporting. If results hold, Peters would not face a runoff election in November.
Peters is the current field representative for Gleason and co-owner of Williams Cleaning Systems, which sells and services industrial cleaning and water recycling equipment often used in the oil and agriculture industries. He previously served a term on the Kern High School District Board.
Marijuana farmer David J. Fluhart was in second with 24.78 percent, and small business owner Daures F. Stephens, who served in the Kern County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years, had 22.62 percent.
Results are not final until they are verified by election officials.