Multiple House Candidates File for California Special Election

Posted April 1, 2009 at 12:29pm

It appears that a special general election in California’s 32nd Congressional District will be unavoidable.

According to the most recent update to the Los Angeles County registrar’s website on Tuesday evening, a total of eight candidates filed to run in the special primary to succeed Democrat Hilda L. Solis. The Senate confirmed Solis Feb. 24 to serve as Secretary of Labor.

Candidates who have submitted paperwork include: Democrat Judy Chu, vice chair of the state board of Equalization; Democratic state Sen. Gil Cedillo; Democrat Emanuel Pleitez, a former member of Obama’s transition team; Libertarian Christopher M. Agrella, who ran for the 38th District in November; Democrat Stefan “Contreras” Lysenko, an actor; Democratic businessman Rafael F. Nadal; Republican David Truax, former mayor of Covina; and Peace and Freedom candidate Howard Johnson.