Assembly Member Ted Lieu Will Run for Oropeza’s Senate Seat

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Assemblymember Ted Lieu makes his candidacy for the District 28 Senate seat official.

Former Assemblymember Ted Lieu announced his official candidacy for the 28th District California Senate seat formerly held by Jenny Oropeza. The vacancy, created by Oropeza’s death on October, will be filled by special election in 2011. The primary election will be held on February 15, 2011 and a general election will be held on April 19, 2011.

“California is faced with enormous challenges. I truly feel I can hit the ground running for the people of Senate District 28 and the people of California,” said Lieu. “In Sen. Oropeza, I lost a friend and California lost a true leader. If elected, I will continue to represent the many communities of her Senate District with passion and a dedication to public service.”

For three terms, Lieu has represented the 53rd Assembly District in the State Assembly, which includes the cities of El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Lomita, Marina Del Rey, and portions of the City of Los Angeles. Prior to this, Lieu sat on the Torrance City Council.

Lieu is endorsed by California Senate Democrats Elaine Alquist, Ron Calderon, Lou Correa, Christine Kehoe, Mark Leno, Alan Lowenthal, Gloria Negrete McLeod, Alex Padilla, Curren Price, Lois Wolk, and Leland Yee, as well as Senators-Elect Kevin de Leon, Ed Hernandez, and Juan Vargas.

According to a press release, Lieu’s campaign has nearly $300,000 cash on hand as of December 31. For further details about Ted Lieu’s campaign visit

For more information on the Special Election, visit the California Secretary of State’s website at:

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