"For the last seven years, I've served the residents of the 4th District as their representative on the Kern County Board of Supervisors. I'm proud of my accomplishments and will continue serving as Supervisor for everyone."
- Supervisor David Couch
MEET SUPERVISOR DAVID COUCH
Since elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2012, Supervisor David Couch has been a tireless advocate for the residents of Kern County.
When the 4th District lines changed just 100 days before the 2018 election, Couch worked quickly to establish plans and relationships in the new areas: Shafter, Delano, Arvin, Lamont & McFarland.
Supervisor Couch has already delivered real results for these communities, which quickly earned him support from elected officials in every City in the 4th District. He will continue getting things done for you so as your Supervisor in his next term!
A Proven Leader, Working for All of Kern County as Supervisor for Everyone!
A Record of Accomplishment for the 4th District
In his first term representing rural communities and small towns like Delano, Shafter, McFarland, Arvin and Lamont, Supervisor Couch has worked for YOU.
In Delano, we’re upgrading Memorial Park and we’re now working with the City to bring a new recreational facility to the City soon.
In Arvin, we’re working with the City to complete vital road and infrastructure projects that will make our streets safer for our families.
Near Shafter, a new Amazon fulfillment center is being built. This new facility will bring good new jobs to the community. I’m proud of my record in making Kern County Open for Business!
In both Arvin and Lamont we’re also making huge strides in creating an economic opportunity zone that will bring new, high paying job growth.
In Buttonwillow, we’ve launched a pilot program for health and wellness to combat diabetes.
Delivering Results Across the Board
Supporting Public Safety
Public safety has and will always be my top priority.
I led the charge to restore and fund is the Sheriff’s Rural Crimes Unit. This unit is responsible for investigating thefts and property crimes of our rural communities. The Fourth District is particularly depended on this unit as it has a very large percentage of Kern’s rural communities.
I am proud of the recent efforts made by the Board of Supervisors and our Sheriff to keep the Buttonwillow substation open. Through collaboration this substation remains open five days a week.
No Kill Animal Shelter
The County of Kern has made great strides toward reducing its animal euthanasia and overpopulation.
Since 2014, we have reduced animal euthanasia rates from 55% to less than 25%.
We are on track for our animal shelter to become a “No Kill” shelter. This means the County’s animal save rate will be 90% or better. Programs and processes are already in place to achieve this goal.
Expanding Opportunities in the Private Sector
It is important for our federal, state, and local governments to work with the private sector not against it. Finding creative ways for government to incentivize and support our local industries and small businesses is very important.
In the Fourth District we have created two economic opportunity areas one near Buena Vista Lake and the Enos Lane corridor and the other in Lost Hills. Portions of the property tax increment in these areas will be set aside and designated for future infrastructure and services to incentivize economic growth.
Having a voice to advocate on Kern’s behalf is very important. I’ve done just that. I was proud to testify in front of a California Senate Committee against an oil severance tax and recently I voted against placing a sales tax on the ballot that will hit the poorest of us the hardest.
Cleaning Up Kern County
Increased code enforcement is one way to clean up a neighborhood. Property owners are afforded due process and are given ample time to correct violations. The County actually prefers it when property owners self-abate and clean up their own property.
We have focused on this in the Fourth District and, as a result, neighborhoods are looking better.
Another way to beautify your community is through community clean ups. My office has sponsored a number of these throughout the Fourth District and we look forward to doing more.
Over the last seven and a half years we have made strides to make government work better for residents.
One of the goals I presented to the County for adoption was the consolidation of departments. The County adopted this goal and consolidated six departments into two.
Recently, through changes like this, the Public Works department reduced its budget by over $1 million and that number could quadruple in the next few years.
Shrinking Government to Efficient Processes
Transparency and Accountability
The public’s business is meant to be just that — public. My office has made a point of making sure you know what your Kern County government is doing and answering your questions.
The County recently joined OpenGov. This is an organization that provides public access to government finances – particularly government budgets.
Another part of accountability is just plan being accessible. Call me any time.
Join local Elected Officials and Community Leaders in Supporting David Couch!
Supervisor David Couch’s Record of Service to All of Kern County has earned him endorsements from leaders in every city in the District. Join them in support of reelecting Supervisor David Couch!
Congressman Kevin McCarthy
Congressman David Valadao
Senator Andy Vidak
Assemblyman Vince Fong
Former Assemblywoman Shannon Grove
(Candidate for State Senate)
Delano City Councilman Joe Aguirre
McFarland Mayor Manuel Cantu, Jr.
McFarland Councilman Stephen McFarland
McFarland Councilman Russell Coker
McFarland Councilman Vidal Santillano
McFarland Councilman Rafael Melendez
McFarland Former Police Chief Chevy Garza
Wasco Mayor Gilberto Reyna
Wasco Councilman Danny Espitia
Wasco Councilman Tilo Cortes, Jr.
Wasco Councilwoman Cherylee Wegman
Shafter Mayor Cathy Prout
Shafter Pro Tem Gilbert Alvarado
Shafter Councilman Manuel Garcia
Shafter Councilman Chad Givens
Shafter Councilman Eli Espercueta
Arvin Mayor Pro Tem Jess Ortiz
Former Sheriff Carl Sparks
Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh
Bakersfield Vice Mayor Ken Weir
Bakersfield Councilwoman Jacquie Sullivan
Bakersfield Councilman Bob Smith
Bakersfield Councilman Bruce Freeman
Bakersfield Councilman Chris Parlier
Join the Team & Endorse David Couch!
If you would like to contact me or sign up to be a part of Team Couch, please contact me by email or by calling on my mobile phone, which is 661-703-1818.