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Bakersfield voters to elect new City Council member Tuesday

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Residents of Bakersfield's Ward 1 will elect a new City Council candidate Tuesday.

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A special election is being held after Rudy Salas was elected to the state Assembly in November and had to vacate his Ward 1 seat.

City Councilman Ken Weir was named as caretaker of Ward 1 issues until the special election.

Candidates are P. "Willie" Rivera, Stephanie Campbell, Donald Vereen, Tomeka Powell, Efren Martinez and Marvin Dean, according to the Kern County Elections department.

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The term expires in December 2014.

Polls close at 8 p.m.