What's the story behind the people running for office in the central San Joaquin Valley?
Candidates in key contests for the Nov. 6 general election answered questions from The Bee about why they are running and what they plan to do if they win.
Use the box below to search by race, then by candidate. The profiles also help you locate the candidates' campaign websites or their presence on Facebook and Twitter.
Search profiles of Valley candidates
Candidate information was compiled by Fresno State community journalism students Diana Aguilera, Katie M Campbell, Alaia Howell, Lindsey Jones, Megan Lerma, Jacob Rayburn, Rudy Rendon, Mark Smith, Raphael Urena, Brianna Vaccari, Careen Wong, Ellena Woodhams and Cameron Woolsey.