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Justin Mendes Announces the Endorsement of Assemblyman Vince Fong

HANFORD, CA– Former Hanford Mayor and candidate for Assembly, Justin Mendes, has announced receiving the endorsement of Assemblyman Vince Fong.  A longtime proponent of pragmatic policies that create jobs and ensure public safety, Assemblyman Fong stated, “Justin Mendes will always put Central Valley families first. He is the common sense leader we need in the Assembly.”…

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Mendes files gas tax repeal petitions

Julissa Zavala, The Sentinel HANFORD — On Tuesday, Hanford City Councilman and State Assembly candidate Justin Mendes turned in almost 5,000 Kings County signatures asking to repeal the state gas tax. The action on behalf of Kings County residents is part of a statewide effort to repeal the tax, an effort that already has nearly…

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Justin Mendes Endorsed by Hanford Police Officers

HANFORD, CA– Justin Mendes, candidate for State Assembly has received the endorsement of the Hanford Police Officer’s Association.  Mendes, a Hanford City Councilman has worked closely with the Hanford Police for the last three years.  “Over the last couple of years, we feel that the central valley, especially Kings County has been forgotten when decisions and…

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Former Senate Minority Leader Jean Fuller and Senator Andy Vidak Endorse Justin Mendes for State Assembly

HANFORD, CA– Hanford City Councilman and candidate for 32nd Assembly District Justin Mendes announced the endorsements of Former State Senate Minority Leader Senator Jean Fuller and Senator Andy Vidak for his campaign in the 32nd Assembly District. “Justin is exactly the kind of leader the Central Valley needs. On the Hanford City Council, he fought for…

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ROBERT PRICE: Yes, you should try to stay awake during the primary campaign season

If off-year elections are eminently ignorable, what are off-year election primaries? An excuse to get out of the office for an hour, right? California’s June 5 primary is much more than that, of course. It’s a thermometer: It’ll give us an idea of how we may have evolved politically, culturally, ideologically, as a nation and…

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Hanford city councilman Justin Mendes kicks off his campaign to unseat Assemblyman Rudy Salas

AUDIO: Justin Mendes, an aide to Congressman David Valadao and a Hanford city councilman, explains the reasons why he is running against Rudy Salas.

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Host of county and state political races firm up

The final list of candidates Kern County voters will be able to choose from in this June’s primary election firmed up Friday afternoon. The filing deadline for most races closed at 5 p.m. Some last minute entries have turned some races that were looking pedestrian into contests to watch. A politically connected Republican will challenge…

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Justin Mendes, staffer for Congressman David Valadao, to challenge Assemblyman Rudy Salas

Republican Hanford City Councilman Justin Mendes announced he will run against Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield in this year’s election. Salas’ District 32 is staunchly Democratic and Latino. But Mendes, the son of Portuguese dairy farmers, could represent a significant challenge to the Bakersfield Democrat. Mendes works as district director for Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, a…

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Politics isn’t keeping this couple apart

At a time when politics is increasingly polarized and bipartisanship is at an all-time low, few would look at a staunch Democrat and a career Republican and immediately gather that they are members of the same household. For Justin and Melissa Mendes, however, bipartisanship was a mountain worth climbing. Melissa, the Democrat, and Justin, the…

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