Who’s Running in the Local Elections?

Thursday, March 17, 2016 Written by 
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Races for federal, state and county offices are in full swing now that the filing deadline has passed.  So, who will Inglewood voters have to choose from among candidates running for Congress, state Senate and Assembly, and county Board of Supervisors?


Two candidates in L.A. County races are running unopposed.  In the Second District Board of Supervisors’ race, which includes Inglewood, Mark Ridley-Thomas has no opposition. Neither does L. A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, also running for re-election.


Political newbie Autumn Burke, the daughter of former congresswoman and county Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, is unopposed for a second term. Her district covers Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale and El Segundo.


Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters of the 43rd District is running against Republican Omar Navarro, a small business owner from Torrance.  The veteran lawmaker was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1991.   


Four candidates are seeking the 35th District state senate seat vacated by Sen. Isadore Hall, who is seeking the 44th Congressional seat, vacated by former L.A. Councilwoman Janice Hahn.  Hahn is seeking to replace the term-limited District 4 County Supervisor Don Knabe.  


State senate candidates are former Democratic Assemblymen Steve Bradford and Warren Furutani; Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan and special-education teacher Charlotte Svolos of Torrance, the only Republican in the field.  The district covers Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lennox and several other South Bay cities.


U. S. Senator Barbara Boxer is retiring. Democratic California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez are among the candidates in the crowded, three-party race running for Boxer’s seat.  


The June 7 ballot will also include primaries for U.S. 





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