The election in November to fill the 35th Assembly District seat is among California’s most interesting. The two competing candidates are both Democrats — Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez and local family physician Jasmeet Bains.
Surprising political observers and the two candidates themselves, Perez, who has been an elected supervisor for nearly a decade, barely finished in first place in the June primary ahead of political newcomer Bains. Perez had 50.5 percent of the vote to Bains’ 49.5.
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