Don’t Forget to Vote: It’s election day for the 51st State Assembly District

Candidates Wendy Carrillo and Luis Lopez

From East L.A. to Eagle Rock, Eastside voters head to the polls today to decide whether Wendy Carrillo or Luis López will represent the 51st State Assembly District.

The two candidates are both progressive Latinos and Democrats with similar positions and points of view on important issues. Lopez, 44, has developed close ties to many neighborhood groups and leaders as he has worked as a community activist on a variety of issues. But Carrillo, 37, has won the endorsement of the Democratic Party establishment and major financial support from unions.

The winner of today’s runoff will replace Jimmy Gomez, who was elected to Congress in a special election.

Here’s a roundup of election stories with information about the candidates and their background:

Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Click here to find out if you live in the district and here to find your polling place and sample ballot.

The 51st State Assembly District

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