More than 100 supporters of Supervisor Leticia Perez marched with her to Tuesday morning’s Board meeting, her first since she was charged with two misdemeanors.

Perez and her supporters stopped by the Liberty Bell in downtown Bakersfield first to pray and give speeches before walking down Truxtun Avenue, with many holding “We Support Leticia” signs. Many at the rally accused the District Attorney of targeting Perez because of her politics and ethnicity, which Lisa Green has denied.

Perez is facing conflict of interest charges for voting against a ban on marijuana last year while her husband was lobbying for the industry. She’s also accused of failing to file the proper paperwork with the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Kelli Pierce