Funeral held for influential political consultant Mark Abernathy
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
He was considered to be a powerful behind-the-scenes political force. He started the consulting firm Western Pacific Research.
He was also a captain in the Air Force from 1968-72 during the Vietnam War, according to his obituary.
Abernathy, 75, died in late January after a short battle with an illness.