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Several Politicians Eyeing Beccera’s Seat in Congress to Run April 4 Primary

Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – 5:30 PM

(CNS) – Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday scheduled an April 4 primary and June 6 special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by Xavier Becerra’s appointment and confirmation as California’s attorney general.

Becerra took over the attorney general’s job on Tuesday from Kamala Harris, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in November. He represented the 34th Congressional District since 1993.

A number of people have already announced plans to run for the seat, including Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles; Yolie Flores, a former Los Angeles Unified School District board member; labor activist Wendy Carrillo; Sara Hernandez, a former staffer for Councilman Jose Huizar; former White House staffer Alejandra Campoverdiis; Raymond Meza, an organizer with SEIU Local 721; and public-engagement strategist Tenaya Wallace.

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