Jeff Flores

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Jeff Flores received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of San Diego and a Master of Public Policy and Administration from CSU Bakersfield. Flores is currently a member of the Kern High Board of Trustees, representing Trustee Area 2, serves as a Director for ‘Leadership Bakersfield’, and serves on the Board of Directors for Kern Health Systems. He serves as the Chief of staff for Kern County Supervisor Mike Maggard, who represents District 3. He is the Vice President of the Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation and has previously worked as Manager of Government Affairs and Communities for Rio Tinto Minerals. He has also previously managed the Borax Educational Scholarship Foundation, Kern County Planning Commissioner, and Director at Kern Economic Development Corporation [2].


A complaint against Flores was filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission for his alleged violation of several Kern County campaign finance laws [9].

Key Issues

Community

Flores wants to invest in neighborhood services [3].

Public Safety

Flores wants to increase funding and access to technological resources for law enforcement [7]. 

 

Economy

Flores opposes government involvement in agriculture and oil industry regulation [6].

 

Government

Flores opposes implementing term limits for the Kern County Board of Supervisors [8]. 

 

Homelessness

Flores wants to remove homeless encampments [6].

Budget

Flores opposes increasing taxes [6].

Endorsements

Judy McCarthy; Jean Fuller; Jacquie Sullivan; Barbara Grimm-Marshall; Sylvia Mendez; Michael Freedman; Dr. Brij Bhambi; Dr. Ravi Patel; Ken Keller; Jimmy Yee; Diane Lake; Stan Ellis; Gene Voiland; Scott Smith; Sergio Arredondo; Noemi Arredondo; Larry Moxley; Jay Tamsi; Jack Dillon; Janel Garcia; Clayton Ludington; David Strong; David Hartley; Gurinder Basra; Jon Price; Jacob Panero; Mike Thomas; Majid Mojibi; Cyrus Mojibi; Darius Mojibi; Dr. Brandon Hawkins; Jerica Hawkins; Angela Barton; Greg Bynum; Mary Bynum; Brad Peters; Steve Smoot; Karen Schuett; John Haddad; Meredith Carter; Dr. Germat Singh; Leora Freedman; Ajay Anand; Michael Bowers; Wayne Deats; Coby Vance; Andy Stanley; David Alanis; Beckie Diltz; Kevin Oliver; Barbara Grimm Marshall; Silvia Mendez; Rural Haulers; Metro Haulers; Lamont Sanitation; Ganesh Acharya; Beth Freedman; Don Panero; Sally Panero; Les Clark; Jason Cohen; Patrick Wade; Tom Maxwell; Ron Sprague; Don Bynum; Les Surgener; Bee Barmann; Joseph Hughes; Barry Goldner; Kevin Burton; Paul Sturgeon; Karen Sturgeon; Chris Sturgeon; Phillip Ball; Geoff Taylor; Chad Hathaway; David Gay; Jim Baldwin; Dave Dmohowski; Tim Terrio; Mark Boren; Donna Clopton; Brock Allison; Dr. Jeet Singh; Dr. Carlos Alvidrez; Pam Alvidrez; Fran Gunner; Gregg Gunner; Mike Ross; Ken Vetter; Ali Douglas; Sean McNally; Ken Dunbar; Kay Meek; Richard Beene; Randy Martin; Keith Lawless; Brooke Antonioni; Brad Antonioni; Sarah Trichell; Dick Taylor; Cheryl Taylor; Bill Lazzerini Jr.; Kim Schaefer; Rob Huckaby; Terry Delamater; Billie Jo Medders; Paul Skarphol; David Torres; Jim Nickel; Jaime Nickel; Tom Fallgatter; Frank St. Clair; Amanda Frank; Brandon Stallings; Christy Porter; Cassie Bittle; Natesha Johnson; Lee Slade; Romeo Agbalog; Adam Alvidrez; Alan Avery; Arlene Anninion; David Villarino; Frank St Clair; Dr. Hemmal Kothary; Greg Gallion; Barry Zoeller; Tejon Ranch; Kelly Gladden; Michelle Frost; Dixie Brewer; Vernon Blackburn; Lee Vasquez; Adam Belter; Joe Ashley; Shannon Boren; Connie Wattenbarger; Patty Vignolo; Mike Clopton; Pattie Salyards; Judy Scoles; Nazar Kooner; Surjit Singh Dhaliwal; Kevin McCarthy, Congressman;  Vince Fong, Assemblyman; Mike Maggard Barbara Lomas, Kern County Supervisor ; Jean Fuller, Bakersfield Planning Commissioner ;  Larry Rhoades Former California Senator; Barbara Patrick, Former Kern County Probation Chief ; Former Supervisor 3rd District Jacque Sullivan; Jeff Rasmussen, Former Bakersfield City Councilmember; Bernie Barmann, Former Kern County Farm Bureau President; Teri Goldner, former Kern County Counsel; Kern County Prosecutors Association; Kern County Firefighters 1301; California Independent Petroleum Association;  Bakersfield Association of Realtors; Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce PAC; Kern County Homebuilders Association

Sources

1 Ballotpedia
2 Flores 4 Supervisor
3 Facebook
4 KGET 
5 The Bakersfield Californian
6 Bakersfield.com
7 23abc
8 23abc
9 Bakersfield now