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June 5th Cal Primary: Two Greens Made Top Two for 11/18 Elections
by Labor's Gains & Lessons
Saturday Jun 9th, 2018 5:13 PM
It finally happened. The Green Party of California has made the Top Two for November 2018 in US Congressional Districts 34 and 40. In District 34, Kenneth Mejia will run against incumbent Democrat Jimmy Gomez (43) who has only been in office for 1 year. In District 40, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan will run against incumbent Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard (76), who has been in Congress since 1993 (13 terms), but only 5 years in this new district. Both districts are in the Los Angeles area.
It finally happened. The Green Party of California has made the Top Two for November 2018 in US Congressional Districts 34 and 40. In District 34, Kenneth Mejia will run against incumbent Democrat Jimmy Gomez (43) who has only been in office for 1 year. In District 40, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan will run against incumbent Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard (76), who has been in Congress since 1993 (13 terms), but only 5 years in this new district. Both districts are in the Los Angeles area.

The results for District 34 may be seen at https://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-rep/district/34 and for District 40, at https://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-rep/district/40. The final numerical count may change by July 5, 2018, but not the percentages.

District 34 is 65% Latino and comprises Central, East and Northeast Los Angeles, including the following: Boyle Heights, Chinatown, City Terrace, Cypress Park, Downtown Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, El Cereno, Garvanza, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Koreatown, Little Bangladesh, Little Tokyo, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, Mount Washington, Westlake. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_34th_congressional_district

District 40 is 86% Latino and comprises Downey and East Los Angeles, in particular Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Central Alameda, Commerce, Cudahy, Downey, East L.A., Florence, Florence-Graham, Historic South Central, Huntington Park, Maywood, Paramount, South Park, and Vernon. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_40th_congressional_district

Kenneth Mejia received his accounting degree in 2010. For his platform, see https://www.mejia4congress.com/ and https://ballotpedia.org/Kenneth_Mejia

Rodolfo Cortes Barragan is a 30-year old psychologist with a Ph.D. For more, see https://www.rodolfoforcongress.com/, https://www.rodolfoforcongress.com/district, https://www.rodolfoforcongress.com/issues and https://ballotpedia.org/Rodolfo_Cortes_Barragan

Si se puede! Yes we can! All hands on deck for the November 2018 election!
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Two Green write-in candidates also have Top Two chancesGreen PartySunday Jun 10th, 2018 8:54 AM