Chamber of Commerce hosting candidate forum on May 8

 Candidates for Kern County District Attorney and Kern County Sheriff are expected to highlight the Taft Chamber of Commerce's Primary Election Candidate Forum.

The event will be held May 8 at 6 p.m. at OT Cookhouse.

Also on the agenda are two races for Kern County Superior Court and Taft College's Measure C to authorize a construction bond issue.

Scott Spielman and Cynthia Zimmer, both deputy Kern County District Attorneys, are seeking the position now held by Lisa Green, who is retiring.

Incumbent Sheriff Donny Youngblood is seeking reelection and is being challenged by Chief Deputy Justin Fleeman.

Contact the Taft Chamber at 661-765-2165 for more information. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to