Kelly Kulikoff

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger


Kelly Kulikoff is the mayor of California City (Kern County) and a licensed real estate broker, insurance broker, manufactured home dealer, and general contractor. He previously served as a city councilman [3]. 

Kulikoff has a B.S. in IT Systems Development: Mobile Applications and an M.B.A. in Project Management. He is also a certified Project Management Professional, Agile Practitioner, Scrum Master, and Lean Six Sigma black belt. 

As mayor, Kulikoff introduced a developer fee reduction extension to increase economic development and implemented several internal work policy improvements to move more projects in-house and save more funds [1]. Controversially, Kulioff was involved in allegations of abuse of power, but no official moves were made [4].

Key Issues

Term Limits

Kulikoff has signed a pledge with the US Term Limits organization to limit terms for elected officials [5].


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1 Kulikoff for Congress

2 Ballotpedia

3 23ABC

4 ABC23 Bakersfield 

5 US Term Limits