The Sun Voter Guide

Valero, Harness square off for northern Tulare Co. Supervisorial seat

Tulare County District 4 Supervisor Eddie Valero narrowly missed out on winning reelection outright in the June primary. 

Valero, who was first elected in 2018 and owns an educational consulting business, snagged more than 45 percent of the vote. 

His opponent, Scott Harness, came in second with 27 percent. 

Harness is no stranger to public service, having served on the Dinuba City Council from 2010-2018. 

He is a Dinuba native and also has a history with the board with his uncle Charles Harness previously serving as a county supervisor. 

Harness is the pick of the local Republican party. 

The Tulare County Republican Party recently held its 2022 Lincoln Dinner earlier this month and hosted House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R–Bakersfield) and Tulare County Supervisors Larry Micari, Dennis Townsend and Pete Vanderpoel, among other elected representatives. The Tulare County GOP encouraged voters to support Harness for supervisor. 

Valero, on the other hand, has won the support of Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward and Tulare County Fire Chief Charlie Norman.

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.