Three California congressional seats could soon be vacant. Here’s who is interested
With three prominent members of Congress planning to run for one of California’s coveted US Senate seats in 2024, the list of potential successors to the House of Representatives is already beginning to pile up. This includes veteran politicians, an activist, greenhorn or two and others. Here’s a list of candidates who have announced they are running, plus a few who are keeping an eye on the race or are considered potential contenders.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who has represented California in Congress for three decades, is unlikely to run for re-election in 2024 – sparking the political madness. It’s early in the election season — the 2024 primary is just over a year away — so expect more candidates to enter those house races, and the inevitable cascading effect of vacancies in California’s Legislature and other offices.
Here’s a look at the congressional candidates voters could see in the 2024 primary:
30th congressional district
Currently represented by Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), who announced that he is running for Senate.
- Assembly member Laura Friedman (D-Glendale).
- Mike Feuer, former Los Angeles City Attorney, Democrat.
- Maebe A Girl, drag queen and representative of Silver Lake Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles, Democrat.
- Nick Melvoin, Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member, Democrat.
- State Senator Anthony Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge).
- Ben Savage, actor on 1990’s TV show Boy Meets World, Democrat.
We will see:
- Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian, Democrat.
- Mayor of West Hollywood Sepi Shyne, Democrat.
Congressional District 47
Currently represented by Katie Porter (D-Irvine), who has announced that she is running for Senate.
- Scott Baugh, former member of the Republican state assembly.
- State Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine).
- Former Rep. Harley Rouda, Democrat.
We will see:
- Katrina Foley, Democrat, leader of Orange County.
congressional district 12
Currently represented by Barbara Lee (D-Oakland), who colleagues said she plans to run for Senate but has not officially entered the race.
We will see:
- Assembly member Mia Bonta (D-Alameda).
- Libby Schaaf, former Mayor of Oakland, Democrat.
- Lateefah Simon, civil rights activist and Bay Area Rapid Transit board member, Democrat.
- Assembly Member Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland).
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-02-03/three-soon-to-be-vacant-california-congressional-seats-attracting-suitors Three California congressional seats could soon be vacant. Here’s who is interested