Fran Florez http://kvpr.org en Fran Florez Drops Out of Senate District 16 Race http://kvpr.org/post/fran-florez-drops-out-senate-district-16-race <p>Shafter's Fran Florez announced on Twitter today that she is dropping out of the race to replace former State Senator Michael Rubio in the 16th district.</p><p class="p1">The Kern County Democrat said in a statement that she made her decision to protect party unity and to ensure a Democratic victory in the upcoming special election.</p><p class="p1">Kern County Supervisor and former Rubio staffer Letecia Perez announced yesterday that she and her family would move to a new home to maintain her eligibility in the race.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:18:17 +0000 Joe Moore 12783 at http://kvpr.org Fran Florez Drops Out of Senate District 16 Race