Meet Supervisor David Couch

David was sworn in as Kern County’s Fourth District Supervisor on January 7, 2013. Supervisor Couch was re-elected to office in 2016 and in a special election in 2018. David is a lifelong resident of Kern County and has served as a City Councilman and County Supervisor for over 18 years. David has over 25 years of private sector experience working in the financial services and energy industries.


Supervisor Couch represents Kern County’s Fourth District, which includes the communities of Lost Hills, Delano, McFarland, Wasco, Shafter, Buttonwillow, McKittrick, Derby Acres, parts of Southwest Bakersfield, Lamont, and Arvin. During his time on the Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Couch has worked to support public safety, improve air quality, promote healthier lifestyles though wellness programs, and encourage business development and job growth. No problem is too big or too small for Supervisor Couch. Supervisor Couch and his office are ready and willing to assist you with your concerns.

Current Service

Kern County Board of Supervisor, District 4

Elected June 2012

Re-elected June 2016


Board of Supervisor Committees

Intergovernmental Relations Committee (IGRC)

Kern Council of Governments (Kern CoG)

Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)

Retirement Board (KCERA)

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Study Agency

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee (SWMAC)

Southern California Water Committee

Tulare Lake Basin Disadvantaged Community Water Study Oversight Committee

Kern Groundwater Authority

Water Resources Committee



San Jose State University
Bachelor of Science Degree, June 1981
Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting.

Past Service

Bakersfield City Councilmember, Ward 4
Elected November 1998
Bakersfield City Vice Mayor, 2003-2004, 2011-2012
City of Bakersfield Water Resource Committee, Chair
Community Services Committee
Personnel Committee
City of Bakersfield Planning & Development Committee, Chair
City of Bakersfield Legislative & Litigation Committee, Chair
San Joaquin Water Coalition, Kern Cities Representative
Valley Water Alliance, Board Member
Boys & Girls Club Board, President
Youth for Christ, Board Member


Professional Background

David has been in the financial service and energy industries for over 25 years. He specializes in retirement and estate planning for high net worth clients and corporate retirement plans.

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12007 Riverfront Park Drive

Bakersfield, CA 93311