Political Action Committee
Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (BCCPAC), was started in 1999. Each election cycle, BCCPAC invites candidates to apply for a potential endorsement and then interviews candidates to determine their knowledge, understanding, and support for a strong economy and business issues. BCCPAC endorses and funds candidates for office, and all PAC funds are separate from funds of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. BCCPAC has a separate governing board, which does include some representation from the Chamber’s Board of Directors. BCCPAC may also support issues with funding. The Bakersfield Chamber’s Political Action Committee is a state and local PAC.