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Political Science Professors On Kern County Candidates And Cannabis

Kern County
Map of Kern County's supervisor districts.

In Kern County, today's election is historic: Not just because of the four marijuana-related measures on the ballot, but also because it marks the first time some residents will vote for a County Supervisor since the county was forced to redraw its districts.

To hear more about candidates and cannabis, we spoke with two political science professors at CSU Bakersfield: Dirk Horn, who explains the cannabis measures on the ballot, and Dr. Mark Martinez, about why the board of supervisor race is different than past elections following a court decision that forced the county to redistrict.

Listen to the audio for the full interview.


Monica Velez was a reporter at Valley Public Radio. She started out as a print reporter covering health issues in Merced County at the Merced Sun-Star.