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It’s time to vote again! – Eastside voters to elect new 51st Assembly rep

Some of the candidates running for the 51st Assembly District

There have been several elections — city, state, federal –over the past year but another is coming up next Tuesday, Oct. 3 for California’s 51st Assembly District,. By the time 2017 is over, this year’s extended election season means that some Eastside voters might have gone to the polls six times to cast ballots in primary and runoff elections.

Next week’s special election was called after former Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for California’s 34th District. Gomez was the winner of a special election to replace Xavier Becerra, who left Congress to become Attorney General of California.

51st State Assembly District | State of California

With 13 candidates competing to represent the 51st, a runoff election — yes, another one — is likely to happen on Dec. 5.

The contenders (see the list below) include a dermatologist, an Echo Park man who was wrongly imprisoned, and a woman who ran for Congress just last April.

Click here to find out if you live in the district and here to find your polling place and sample ballot.

ANDREW S. AGUERO | LIBERTARIAN PARTY
Construction Worker/Student

RON BIRNBAUM | DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Community Doctor

WENDY CARRILLO | DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Journalist/Community Advocate

ALEX DE OCAMPO | DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Charitable Foundation Adviser

MIKE FONG | DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Los Angeles Community College District Board Member

PATRICK KOPPULA | NO PARTY PREFERENCE
Government Innovation Consultant

LUIS LÓPEZ | DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Nonprofit Healthcare Director


MARIO OLMOS
| DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Job Developer

JOHN PRYSNER | PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY
Warehouse Operations Coordinator

GABRIEL SANDOVAL | DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Education Attorney

BARBARA TORRES | DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Union Member Advocate

MARK VARGAS | DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Environmentalist/Education Commissioner

DAVID VELA | DEMOCRATIC PARTY
College Professor.

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One comment

  1. Ron Birnbaum has my vote! He is the closest to Sanders with his Universal health care and has a plan! He is the only candidate for public education. He will take action for the environment and acknowledges climate change is real and is mainly caused by fossil fuels and greenhouse gasses.
    Most importantly, go vote on Tuesday!!

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