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Former Bakersfield High and Bakersfield College athlete Jeremy Staat announces run for Congress

Posted: 9:05 AM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 12:05:27-04

Former Bakersfield High School and Bakersfield College athlete Jeremy Staat announced he is running for Congress.

According to Staat's Twitter account, he is running for California's 8th Congressional District, a seat now held by Paul Cook, a Republican from Yucca Valley.

Staat, a former United States Marine who served in Iraq, will be running as a Republican.

California's 8th District encompasses most of the eastern desert regions including Inyo, Mono, and most of San Bernadino counties.