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KLEA voting on whether to withdraw Fleeman for Sheriff endorsement

Ballots expected by Friday May 18th
Posted at 2:55 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 17:55:33-04

Kern Law Enforcement Association, KLEA, decided to vote on whether or not to continue their endorsement of Justin Fleeman for Kern County Sheriff.

In March, KLEA sent out a press release saying they plan to endorse Fleeman in the upcoming election against current Sheriff Donny Youngblood. In the press release KLEA President David Kessler stated, "It was clear from our members' comments, that there is wide dissatisfaction with the status quo." 

In an email sent out to KLEA members late Thursday evening, KLEA officials are asking their members if they want to continue their support of Fleeman or withdraw their endorsement. The email also requests that each member record their vote before Friday, May 18th at noon.