Shepard officially files for State Senate 16 race | Photos


Porterville farmer David Shepard said he’s entering the race to become District 16’s State Senator because this district has been forgotten.

“I’m looking to represent the forgotten people of District 16,” said Shepard during a press conference he held on Wednesday at the Tulare County Elections Division in Visalia. Shepard held the press conference after he submitted the needed paperwork to file his candidacy.

Shepard is running in what figures to be a highly competitive race in District 16. The Republican has numerous endorsements from prominent Republicans including Congressman Kevin McCarthy, State State Senator Shannon Grove, State Assemblyman Vince Fong, Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward, Tulare Country Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, Kern County…

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