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Term Limits for Supervisors is Proposed

Updated: Apr 7, 2022

There is a growing movement to limit the number of terms a Kern County Supervisor may serve. This effort was presented to Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club at its October monthly meeting by Jeanine Adams, a Kern County employee and member of CSIU 521. Union members and others feel the needs of residents are not being met. Paperwork has been filed to qualify a ballot measure which would limit any supervisor to only two terms.

Supervisors are elected for a four-year term and may be reelected numerous times. Five supervisors serve Kern County. The longest serving is Mike Maggard elected in 2006. Zack Scrivner who represents Tehachapi area was elected in 2010.

Jeanine Adams said an overwhelming majority of residents support term limits. Efforts have begun to gather the 2,000 signature to qualify the measure for the November 2022 ballot. She expects the results will be positive.

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