Candidates for the vacant 16th district senate seat meet for 2nd debate tonight

Debate begins at 6:30 p.m.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The candidates for the vacant 16th district senate seat will face off in another debate tonight.

This is the second time all five candidates will face each other.

The previous debate featured some heated moments between democratic Supervisor Leticia Perez and republican Andy Vidak as they argued over issues ranging from the state's minimum wage to teaching gay rights at schools.

In addition to those two candidates, tonight's debate will also include democrats Francisco Ramirez Jr., and Pauline Miranda, along with Peace and Freedom candidate Mohammad Arif. 

It's taking place at the Temple Beth El Social Hall on Loma Linda Drive.

It starts at 6:30 p.m. and there is no cost to attend.

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