Joseph D. Hughes
Position: 5th Member since 2021
Term: Expires on December 31, 2025
Appointing Authority: Board of Supervisors
Mr. Hughes is an attorney and the managing partner at Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, LLP, and the leader of the firm’s water and public agency practice group.
He served as a Member of the KCERA Board of Trustees from 2004-2012 and as its Chairman in 2009. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kern County Museum Foundation from 2013-2021 and served as its Chairman between 2017-2021. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Kern County Bar Association between 2015-2021, and as its President in 2020.
Mr. Hughes earned a B.A. in Political Science and Communication Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Member, Administrative Committee