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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City of BakersfieldCandidate for City Council, Ward 5

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Harold Hanson

Councilmember/Businessman
4,725 votes (24.97%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will continue to provide independent leadership and fiscal expertise on the City Council, free from the influence of special interest groups and political party bosses. I work for YOU, the residents of Bakersfield.
  • I will continue to advocate for the frugal use of city taxpayers' dollars, meeting our public safety needs, and providing high-quality city services.
  • As I have since I was elected, I will continue to apply my private sector experience, my thorough knowledge of city government, and my policy of being accessible to my constituents and responding to their individual needs.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Banker, Small Business Owner
Vice Mayor, City of Bakersfield (twice elected by a majority of the City Council) — Elected position (2015–current)
Chairman, City of Bakersfield Water Board — Appointed position (2015–current)
Committee Member, City Council's Planning and Development, and Personnel Committees — Appointed position (2015–current)
City of Bakersfield Representative/Board Member, League of California Cities — Elected position (2015–current)
City of Bakersfield Representative/Board Member, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District — Elected position (2015–current)

Community Activities

Past Chairman, Kern Council of Governments (2015–current)

Biography

President, Community First Bank (retired)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Bakersfield Association of REALTORS PAC

Elected Officials (1)

  • Mayor Harvey L. Hall

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Position Papers

Harold Hanson's qualifications for City Council

Summary

Harold Hanson's private sector roots, experience, and accomplishments on YOUR behalf make him the clear choice for Bakersfield City Council.

Harold Hanson's qualifications for City Council

Summary

Harold Hanson's private sector roots, experience, and accomplishments on YOUR behalf make him the clear choice for Bakersfield City Council:

Currently serving his second term as Bakersfield's Vice Mayor.

Current Chairman of the Bakersfield Water Board.

Serves on the Bakersfield City Council’s Planning and Development, and Personnel committees.

Bakersfield representative on the Board of the California League of Cities.

Bakersfield representative on the Board of the San Joaquin Valley Air District.

Past President of the Kern Economic Development Corporation.

Past President of the Downtown Business Association.

Past President of the Petroleum Club.

Past Chairman of the Kern Council of Governments.

 

Public safety, fiscal conservatism and high-quality City services

are my top priorities.  I ask for your vote on November 8.

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