Assistant DA running against Cynthia Zimmer

Retired Congressman Bill Thomas, former Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, announced his endorsement of longtime prosecutor and military veteran Scott Spielmanfor District Attorney.

 Thomas announced his endorsement of Scott at a fundraiser held at the Metro Galleries, sponsored by Kari and Steve Anderson.  Thomas noted that Scott was endorsed by both the current District Attorney, Lisa Green, who Thomas said was doing an excellent job, as well as Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood.  Thomas noted that those two endorsements carried great weight with him.

"I want a qualified, responsible and respected person as the District Attorney for Kern County.  The most important reason we need Scott is that he is independent and not beholden to anyone,” said Thomas.