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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

West Kern Community College DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Kal J. Vaughn

2,298 votes (29.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue meeting the needs of the students of the Westside with expansion of programs and certificates including transfer certificate, adult education, English as a Second Language, and Citizenship courses.
  • Continue meeting the technical needs of local industry
  • Continue the successfull implimentation of student services support and student equity funding and ensure student success and attainment of the educational goals.



Profession:General Engineering Contractor - Owner / President of West Coast Construction & Mechanical
Owner / President, West Coast Construction & Mechanical, Inc. (2010–current)
Trustee, West Kern Community College District Board of Trustees — Elected position (2007–current)
Board Member, WESTEC — Appointed position (2012–current)
Trustee, Taft City School District Board of Trustees — Elected position (1992–2007)
VicePresident, Kern County School Boards Association — Elected position (2005–2007)
Delegate, California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly — Elected position (2005–2007)


Taft College A.A., business administration (1997)


I have twenty five years experience working in public education. I served on the Taft City School District Board of Trustees for fifteen years prior to my election to the West Kern Community District Board where I have served for ten years. I represented Kern County on the California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly and served as Vice President on the Kern County School Boards Association. I currently serve on the WESTEC Board and I am committed to the continued success of the vocational training programs offered there. I am a Taft College graduate and four generations of my family have attended, graduated, worked at, and supported Taft College. I am President at West Coast Construction & Mechanical Inc., a successfull Kern County company that I started in 2010. I am a Taft College Graduate with a degree in business administration. I am an independant oil producer and I llive with my wife of thirty two years Chery on an oil lease ljust outside of Taft.

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