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Monday, Jul 22 2013 10:24 AM

'First Look': 16th Senate District candidate Perez on Tuesday's election

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    Leticia Perez talks about her run for the 16th Senate District seat on "First Look with Scott Cox."

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Leticia Perez, the Democratic candidate for the 16th Senate District seat, expressed confidence about Tuesday's election during an in-studio appearance on "First Look with Scott Cox" on Monday.

The Kern County Supervisor faces Hanford cherry farmer and Republican Andy Vidak in the election to fill the seat left open after Michael Rubio resigned to take a job at Chevron.

"There are a number of people who are excited it is here," Perez said of the election.

She said it's "time for some certainty and time to get some good work done."

Asked about her plans for Monday and Election Day, Perez said the campaign will be in the district talking to people.

Tuesday, she said, "We'll be celebrating."

She said she believed that if she made it past the primary, she would prevail in the general election.

Digital Content Director Louis Amestoy asked Perez what sets her apart from Vidak.

Perez said she supports an increase in the minimum wage; when people make more money, they spend it in local businesses, she added.

It was also noted that Perez supports California's high-speed rail project, and Vidak does not.

Vidak appeared on "First Look" on Friday.


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