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Incumbent sees safety as 'paramount'

David Couch is running for reelection as the Supervisor in the 4th District.

Couch is a lifelong resident of Kern County and has served as a city councilman and county supervisor for over 20 years. He has over 25 years of private sector experience working in the financial services and energy industries.

Couch has said that he has done much for the communities he represents and looks forward to the chance to serve them for another term. A big issue for Couch is making sure his constituents are safe and protected. "The safety of our communities is paramount. As your supervisor, I have remained steadfast in my support of those who work to keep out streets and families safe."

"During my time in office, I have worked to support public safety, improve air quality, promote healthier lifestyles through wellness programs, and encourage business development and job growth."

Couch's support in the past has come from all across party and geographic lines, including Jose Arello, who is a farm worker from Arvin. "I was skeptical at first when I learned that Couch was going to be our supervisor, but he has done so much for our community. I think he is a great fit for our district."

The 4th District includes the communities of Lost Hills, Delano, McFarland, Wasco, Shafter, Buttonwillow, McKittrick, Derby Acres, parts of Southwest Bakersfield, Lamont and Arvin.

Couch is running against challengers Veronica Cruz Vasquez, Salvador Solorio Ruiz of Delano and Alex Garcia of Wasco.

He faced a big challenge in the last election when the district boundaries were redrawn, cutting out the city of Taft, and including more Democratic areas such as Arvin and Lamont.

In this district, 44% of voters lean Democratic with 26% voting Republican. Facing that obstacle, Couch prevailed, beating Democrat Rudy Salas to retain his seat as supervisor.


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