The team will encourage all Californians to participate in the transition process and “help ensure that California’s government reflects the diversity and dynamism of California itself,” according to a statement from Newsom’s team.
Retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva dramatically expanded his lead Friday in his bid to unseat incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell.
“If Lara wins, it’ll be a donnybrook for sure among people wanting to run for his seat,” former Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe said earlier this month.
Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a one-time speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan who later became Russia’s leading defender on Capitol Hill and an outspoken advocate for legalized marijuana, was defeated Saturday.
The gap between Sheriff Jim McDonnell and challenger Alex Villanueva got even narrower Friday as vote-counting continued.
Long Beach hotel workers scored a major victory with the passage of Measure WW yesterday and now city officials will be tasked with figuring out how a similar ordinance expected to be approved by the City Council on Tuesday will come into play.
If Lara’s lead holds, the race to fill his Senate seat is expected to set off a scramble among local elected officials seeking to replace him.
Prop 10’s defeat could further the already-contentious divide between tenants and landlords—or it could be a moment for the powerful to realize their privilege.
If Lara is successful, it could set off a scramble among Long Beach politicos for his seat in the State Legislature.
Rohrabacher once represented a slim coastal strip of Long Beach in what was considered one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country.