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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of TehachapiCandidate for Council Member, Council District 1

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Clete Heckathorn

Refinery Maintenance Supervisor
145 votes (33.03%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My hope is to give a voice to the citizens in my district. Road, gutter, and sidewalk repairs are desperately needed.
  • Improving conditions at the local cemeteries.
  • Accountability, smart decision making, and full transparency amongst all city council members.



Profession:Refinery Maintenance Supervisor at Rio Tinto US
Refinery Maintenance Supervisor, Rio Tinto U.S. Borax (2015–current)
President, Tehachapi Little League — Elected position (2017–2018)


I am a 7th generation Tehachapi native, 3rd generation high school graduate from Tehachapi High School, and proud Veteran of the US Air Force. I would like to give back to my community I grew up in. I've volunteered for Tehachapi Little League for 8 years and spent the last 4 years on the Tehachapi Little League Board of Directors. This last year I was the president of the league. I enjoyed giving back to my community and I am looking for new and exciting opportunities to helped my community.

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