Patch will be querying the candidates vying for the 66th Assembly District as the June 5 primary election campaigns shift into high gear.
There is no incumbent for this race, as Assemblywoman Betsy Butler, who represents the current 53rd district that covers much of the area, has decided to run for the new seat in the 50th Assembly District.
We'll be gathering biographical information and presenting the candidates with a questionnaire to help voters understand where they stand on the issues.
The 66th Assembly District was redrawn to reflect population changes reported in the 2010 U.S. Census and covers most of the South Bay cities, including Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and the cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
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Here's the field for the June 5 primary with links to their campaign Web sites or Facebook page so you can get familiar with their politics:
- Craig Huey / Republican / Rolling Hills Estates Resident
- Nathan Mintz / Republican / Torrance Resident
- Al Muratsuchi / Democrat / Torrance Resident
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 election. The June 5 primary election will include elections for U.S. President, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, as well as state Senate and state Assembly seats.
The winner of California's 66th Assembly District race will serve a two-year term starting Jan. 3, 2013. In the new district, Democrats have a three-point advantage over Republicans, according to voter rolls.