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Perez, Couch on way to retaining seats on Board of Supervisors, Peters set to join board

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Posted at 3:29 AM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 06:29:27-05

With all precincts reporting in Kern County, the Board of Supervisors appears to be on its way to being set.

While the Kern County Elections Office still needs to count vote-by-mail, provisional and conditional votes, results for Supervisor District 1, District 4 and District 5 appear to be close to being set.

According to the Elections Office website, Phillip Peters has a sizable lead in the race for District 1. Peters has 52 percent of the vote with David Fluhart at 25 percent and Daures Stephens taking 23 percent.

In District 4, incumbent David Couch has 57 percent of the vote to Emilio Huerta's 43 percent.

In District 5, incumbent Leticia Perez has a comfortable lead with 57 percent of the vote. David Abbasi has 13 percent of the vote, Ricardo Herrera has 12 percent, Ronnie Cruz has 9 percent and Ben Valdez Jr. has 8 percent.

If all the leads hold, there would be no run-off in November.