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Mayors Throughout Kern County Endorse Vince Fong for Congress

Assemblyman Vince Fong’s Office, Bakersfield, CA – Assemblyman Vince Fong today announced that he has received the endorsement of Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh, Tehachapi Mayor Michael Davies, Ridgecrest Mayor Eric Bruen, and Taft Mayor Dave Noerr in his campaign for Congress:

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Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh: “As a lifelong resident of Bakersfield, Vince Fong knows our community, and our community knows him. Whether it be seeking improved treatments for Valley Fever, supporting local veterans, or bringing critical new infrastructure investments, Vince has always delivered results for our residents. I know that Vince will bring the fight to Washington D.C. and represent Bakersfield well.”

Tehachapi Mayor Michael Davies: “Out-of-touch policies from Sacramento and DC have real consequences in our community. That is why we need homegrown leaders like Vince Fong, who will fight for our jobs, values, and way of life. Vince has a long record of delivering results for the Central Valley, and I am confident he will do the same as our Congressman.”

Ridgecrest Mayor Eric Bruen: “Vince has been a longtime advocate for veterans and our active duty personnel serving at China Lake. He has stood up for our men and women in uniform as well as local jobs in the aerospace industry. Vince has always been there for Ridgecrest, which is why I am there for him. I am proud to endorse Vince Fong for Congress.”

Taft Mayor Dave Noerr: “When liberal Sacramento politicians tried to shut down our local oil and gas industry, Vince Fong worked with me as we stood up and fought back. We need common sense energy policies that ensure an affordable, dependable, and secure mix of legacy energy sources as well as emerging intermittent energy sources. He has been a strong voice for working families and protecting our local jobs and livelihoods. That is the kind of leader we need in Washington D.C. and why I am endorsing Vince Fong for Congress.” 

The new endorsements come on the heels of several additional high-profile endorsements for Fong, including Clovis Mayor Lynne Ashbeck, Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp, and Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer.

Fong was born and raised in Bakersfield, graduated from West High School, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master’s from Princeton University. For nearly a decade, he served as the district director to Congressman Kevin McCarthy, providing constituent services and managing federal public policy issues for the region. For the past seven years, Fong has represented the Central Valley in the State Assembly, where he has been a leading conservative voice on issues like public safety, water, energy, and job creation.

Fong is running to succeed Congressman Kevin McCarthy in the 20th Congressional District, which includes parts of Kern, Tulare, Kings, and Fresno counties.