Want to know Assembly candidates' takes on an issue as local as the dredging of the Malibu Lagoon or an expensive state project such as high speed rail?
With the June 5 primary election date inching closer, campaigns for the 50th Assembly District are kicking into high gear, and, Patch, too, is revving up its coverage. In the coming weeks, editors will interview each candidate (willing) about biographical information and where they stand on important concerns.
Reader input and suggestions will play an important role in coverage, so we would like to hear from you: What questions do you want us to ask the candidates?
Here's the field for the June 5 primary with links to the candidates' campaign Web sites or Facebook page so you can get familiar with their politics:
- Betsy Butler: Democrat / Los Angeles resident / Assemblywoman
- Richard Bloom: Democrat / Santa Monica resident / Mayor of Santa Monica
- Torie Osborn: Democrat / Santa Monica resident / Director of nonprofit
- Brad Torgan: Republican / West Hollywood resident / Environmental attorney
Portions of the Santa Monica Mountains, Agoura Hills, Topanga, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel Air, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Carthay Square, West Hollywood, much of Hollywood, Hancock Park and Miracle Mile make up the new 50th district.
The top two vote-getters in the June 5 primary election will advance to the Nov. 6 general election regardless of party preference or whether one candidate receives a majority of votes in the primary. The primary election will include elections for U.S. President, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as state Senate and state Assembly seats.
Terms will begin in January 2013.
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