CANDIDATE PROFILES: Special election for Bakersfield City Council Ward 5 set for June 6

Posted at 7:45 AM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-02 14:20:02-04

Next week Ward 5 residents will cast their votes for a new councilman in a special election.

The Ward 5 Seat was vacated in January following the death of Councilman Jeff Tkac.

Tkac was elected in November. He died by suicide in early January. Since then, residents in the district collected signatures to push for a special election.

City Council later voted to move forward with a special election, which will be held on June 6.

Beginning today, 23ABC will take a look at each of the three candidates: Bruce Freeman, Ryan Nance, and Noel Pineo. We will have live interviews available for viewing on our 23ABC Facebook Page and on our website.

23ABC will also have coverage of the special election happening next Tuesday.