Valadao Campaign Releases Endorsements from Kern County

Contact: Anna R. Vetter; (217) 840-1034

BAKERSFIELD – With only four days before Election Day, today U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao announced a dozen endorsements from local Kern County elected officials.The endorsements include law enforcement, county supervisors, city mayors, and numerous city council members from across Kern County.

Congressman David Valadao stated, “Representing a geographically large district like California’s Twenty First Congressional District means our communities must work together to address the variety of obstacles we face. Having support from elected officials in Kern County is critical to my work in Washington.” He continued, “I am proud to have the endorsement of these great leaders.”

Located in the heart of California, Kern County spans the southern end of the Central Valley, covering more than 8,000 square miles. Kern County cities within the boundaries of California’s 21st Congressional District include parts of Bakersfield, Arvin, Shafter, Delano, Wasco, Buttonwillow, McFarland, and others.

Bakersfield Mayor Harvey Hall said, “As Bakersfield’s Mayor, it is a pleasure to support Congressman David Valadao. He is a champion for business, his district, and a representative for all the people of the 21st Congressional District of California. A vote for Congressman Valadao is one for an effective and proven leader.”

“David Valadao understands the public safety challenges of our community as well as the issues law enforcement officers face every day.” said Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood. He continued, “Valadao stands with law enforcement and in Congress, fights to ensure our officers have the tools and resources they need to stay safe.”

“Congressman Valadao has honorably represented the citizens of the valley with integrity and vision. He has been a fighter for the people, helping to grow our economy by securing water and jobs,” said City of Bakersfield Councilmember Chris Parlier.

Councilmember Terry Maxwell stated, “Through my work with David Valadao, I have witnessed the excellent job he does representing his constituents, his first and most important responsibility. Furthermore, I believe he is a true conservative and defender of our constitution.”

The complete list of Kern County endorsements can be found below:

  • Donny Youngblood; Sheriff; Kern County
  • Mike Maggard; Board of Supervisors, Kern County
  • Harvey Hall; Mayor, City of Bakersfield
  • Terry Maxwell; Councilmember, City of Bakersfield
  • Jacquie Sullivan; Councilmember, City of Bakersfield
  • Chris Parlier; Councilmember, City of Bakersfield
  • Manuel Cantu, Jr.; Mayor, City of McFarland
  • Stephen McFarland; Mayor Pro Tem, City of McFarland
  • Cherylee Wegman-Craig; Mayor, City of Wasco
  • Danny Espitia; Councilmember, City of Wasco
  • Liz Morris; Councilmember, City of Delano
  • Woody Colvard; Councilmember, City of Shafter


Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.