Bakersfield City Councilman Russell Johnson Hires Liberty Campaign Solutions for Kern County Assessor Race
Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Liberty Campaign Solutions is proud to introduce our newest client, Bakersfield City Councilmember Russell Johnson, candidate for Kern County Assessor-Recorder. Councilman Johnson joined the race to bring real-life management experience to an office that is notoriously mismanaged.
As a a homeowner and local business owner, Russell looks to bring his experience running a business and managing a budget to the Kern County Assessor-Recorder’s office. He believes that the office should not be run by an appraiser, but rather a manager.
“We need someone who understands how the County budget process works to find efficiencies in the Assessor and Recorder’s Office. At the City, I was a leader in finding taxpayer savings and ensuring the City ran efficiently and effectively,” said Johnson regarding the campaign. “I have a track record on the City Council of being fiscally prudent, protecting our streets, and encouraging job growth. I plan on taking this commitment and dedication to the Assessor-Recorder’s office to make sure property valuations are done right, fair, and accurate.”
Councilmember Russell Johnson is a Bakersfield native who attended local schools, graduating from Stockdale High School in 1997. After obtaining his undergraduate requirements at Bakersfield College, he transferred to the University of California Santa Barbara where he obtained his degree in history.
Russell currently serves as Chairperson of the Safe Neighborhoods and Community Relations Committee, and he is a member of the Legislative and Litigation Committee and Water Board. He is also the City Council alternate liaison to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Board, City Selection Committee, and the 1st Vice President of the South San Joaquin Valley Division of the League of California Cities.
Russell’s family has lived in Kern County for many years; in fact, his grandfather, Bill Park served on the Bakersfield City Council in the late 1960’s. He and his wife Susanne have been married since 2006.