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Bakersfield City Council Ward 1 candidate Eric Arias officially files candidacy forms

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 18:45:00-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield City Council Ward 1 candidate Eric Arias has officially filed his candidacy forms for the upcoming November election.

Arias took the Candidate’s Oath of Office at Bakersfield City Hall Thursday and is the first candidate to submit papers to run for Bakersfield City Council, Ward 1.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to exercise my democratic right to run for office here in Bakersfield,” said Eric Arias. “I am humbled by this opportunity and look forward to earning the support of my neighbors and fellow community residents in Ward 1.”

Arias said he has worked closely with the residents in Ward 1 for the past six years, working through County Supervisor Leticia Perez’s office and now works as a Field Representative for Assemblyman Rudy Salas.

He announced his bid for City Council on July 3, after former Councilmember Willie Rivera stepped down.