Bakersfield, California municipal elections, 2014

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The city of Bakersfield, California held nonpartisan elections for city council on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 8, 2014.[1]

Wards 1, 3, 4 and 7 were up for election.[2] Incumbents ran for re-election in every race except for Ward 7. Incumbents included P. "Willie" Rivera in Ward 1, Ken Weir in Ward 3 and Bob Smith in Ward 4. Ward 7 incumbent Russell Johnson did not run for re-election in order to run for the office of Kern County assessor.[3]

Public safety, urban infrastructure and economic development were some of the key issues that shaped Bakersfield's 2014 election cycle.[4][5]

City council

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Ward 1

November 4 General election candidates:

Ward 3

November 4 General election candidates:

Ward 4

November 4 General election candidates:

Ward 7

November 4 General election candidates:
Note: Incumbent Russell Johnson did not run for re-election.[6]

Election results

Bakersfield City Council, Ward 1, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngP. "Willie" Rivera Incumbent 63.9% 2,526
Manuel Ramirez 36.1% 1,425
Total Votes 3,951
Source: Kern County Elections - 2014 General Election Results
Bakersfield City Council, Ward 3, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Weir Incumbent 59.4% 7,029
Mark McCallum 19.5% 2,313
Heidi Carter Escudero 21.1% 2,491
Total Votes 11,833
Source: Kern County Elections - 2014 General Election Results
Bakersfield City Council, Ward 4, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Smith Incumbent 46.3% 4,827
Richard Schwartz 41.5% 4,328
Joey Titus 6.9% 721
Daniel Mbagwu 5.3% 552
Total Votes 10,428
Source: Kern County Elections - 2014 General Election Results
Bakersfield City Council, Ward 7, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Parlier 45.9% 2,829
Harmeet Dhindsa 30.5% 1,877
Matthew Braman 23.6% 1,451
Total Votes 6,157
Source: Kern County Elections - 2014 General Election Results

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