Jose Gurrola chosen as new Mayor of Arvin

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It's official! The city of Arvin now has a new mayor. Mayor Jose Gurrola was sworn in at a ceremony last night, along with new councilwoman Gabriela Martinez.

The 23-year-old Gurrola, a current Arvin council member, defeated former Arvin Mayor Jose Flores and Jesse Ortiz, a lifelong Arvin resident and former council member and mayor.

Gurrola was 19 when he was elected to serve on the council four years ago.

17's Jason Galvin had the chance to speak with Gurrola about his plans coming into office.

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