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2017 California's 34th congressional district special election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

California's 34th congressional district special election, 2017

← 2016 June 6, 2017 2018 →

California's 34th congressional district
Turnout14.27%
 
Jimmy Gomez, California State Assembly (2012).jpg
No image.svg
Candidate Jimmy Gomez Robert Lee Ahn
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 25,569 17,610
Percentage 59.22% 40.78%

U.S. Representative before election

Xavier Becerra
Democratic

Elected U.S. Representative

Jimmy Gomez
Democratic

A special election was held on June 6, 2017, to determine the member of the United States House of Representatives for California's 34th congressional district. A primary election was held on April 4, 2017.

Incumbent Representative Xavier Becerra, nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to succeed Kamala Harris, was confirmed as Attorney General of California on January 23, 2017.[1] Harris, who was elected to the United States Senate to succeed Barbara Boxer, resigned as attorney general on January 3, 2017.[2]

Democrats Jimmy Gomez and Robert Ahn advanced to the general election.[3] Gomez defeated Ahn 59.22% to 40.78%.[4]

Candidates

Democratic Party

Upon the announcement of incumbent Representative Xavier Becerra's selection as Attorney General of California, John Pérez, the former Speaker of the California State Assembly, announced his candidacy to succeed him in the House of Representatives.[2] He soon withdrew from the race, citing a recent health diagnosis.[5]

Declared

Withdrew

Declined

Republican Party

Declared

  • William Rodriguez Morrison, apartment building manager and perennial candidate[18]

Green Party

Declared

  • Kenneth Mejia, certified public accountant and candidate for this seat in 2016[28]

Libertarian Party

Declared

  • Angela McArdle, litigation paralegal and legal aide[29]

Independents

Declared

  • Mark Padilla, law office administrator

Primary election

Endorsements

Wendy Carrillo
Politicians
Activists
Organizations
Maria Cabildo
Newspapers
Arturo Carmona
Celebrities
Organizations
Jimmy Gomez
Federal politicians
Statewide Politicians
Citywide Politicians
Organizations
Robert Lee Ahn
Current and Former Elected Officials
Athletes
Organizations
  • Korean American Democratic Committee[48]

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Alejandra
Campoverdi (D)
Wendy
Carrillo (D)
Arturo
Carmona (D)
Yolie
Flores (D)
Jimmy
Gomez (D)
Sara
Hernandez (D)
Robert
Lee Ahn (D)
William Rodriguez
Morrison (R)
Kenneth
Mejia (G)
Other / Undecided
FM3 Research February 11–14, 2017 500 ± 4.4% 2% 5% 4% 4% 20% 9% 1% 5% 3% 47%

Results

California's 34th congressional district special election, 2017[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 10,728 25.36
Democratic Robert Lee Ahn 9,415 22.25
Democratic Maria Cabildo 4,259 10.07
Democratic Sara Hernandez 2,358 5.57
Democratic Arturo Carmona 2,205 5.21
Democratic Wendy Carrillo 2,195 5.19
Green Kenneth Mejia 1,964 4.64
Democratic Yolie Flores 1,368 3.23
Republican William Morrison 1,360 3.22
Democratic Tracy Van Houten 1,042 2.46
Democratic Alejandra Campoverdi 1,001 2.37
Democratic Vanessa Aramayo 853 2.02
Democratic Sandra Mendoza 674 1.59
Democratic Steven Mac 663 1.57
Democratic Raymond Meza 509 1.20
No party preference Mark Edward Padilla 427 1.01
Democratic Ricardo De La Fuente 331 0.78
Libertarian Angela McArdle 319 0.75
Democratic Adrienne Nicole Edwards 182 0.43
Democratic Richard Joseph Sullivan 155 0.37
Democratic Armando Sotomayor 118 0.28
Democratic Tenaya Wallace 103 0.24
Democratic Melissa "Sharkie" Garza 79 0.19
Democratic Michelle Walker (write-in) 0 0.00
Total votes 42,308 100.00

General election

Endorsements

Jimmy Gomez
Federal politicians
Statewide Politicians
Citywide Politicians
Organizations
Robert Lee Ahn
Current and Former Elected Officials
Athletes
Organizations
  • Korean American Democratic Committee[48]

Results

California's 34th congressional district special general election, 2017[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 25,569 59.22
Democratic Robert Lee Ahn 17,610 40.78
Total votes 43,179 100.00
Democratic hold

See also

References

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