Turnout was extremely low. With all ballots counted, just 29,163 people voted out of 426,703 registered voters in the district (about 6.8 percent).
Registered voters will have 182 polling places to cast their ballots. Visit lavote.net to confirm locations as some constituents have noticed a change in their polling location.
As a deep-pocketed oil-funded coalition continues to spend money on ads in support of Long Beach Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez in her run for the upcoming 33rd state Senate District race, her stance on issues related to the group’s interests continue to be called into question.
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Eight of the 11 candidates have been confirmed to attend.
Lena Gonzalez and her campaign said they aren’t sure why the Coalition to Restore California’s Middle Class—an independent expenditures coalition funded by the likes of Chevron, Valero and Tesoro—is supporting her campaign.
Seven 33rd state Senate district candidates took on audience questions during Beer & Politics Wednesday night.
An attorney for Leticia Vasquez Wilson, one of the candidates in the 33rd District Senate race, sent letters to at least two Long Beach councilmembers warning that anyone making false statements about her “will be immediately sued for defamation.”
Lena Gonzalez, now a councilwoman, was working as a field deputy for then-Councilman Robert Garcia when she pleaded guilty to the DUI.
Three events in Long Beach scheduled this month will be open to the public, giving constituents a chance to hear directly from the candidates and even ask questions themselves.