BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez officially changed her residency and is intending to file for Senate today.
The decision comes just days after state election officials told Perez she couldn't run for Senator Michael Rubio's 16th district seat because she doesn't live in the district.
But last night, she released a statement with her intention to change that.
In the statement she said:
"All I want to do is play by the rules. However, government makes it tough on citizens and business when they give conflicting opinions."
The change is expected to become official at 9 a.m.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be a registered voter and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time nomination papers are issued to the person.
- Not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes.
- Not have served two terms in the State Senate since November 6, 1990.