Three seats in the California Congress could soon be vacant. Here’s who’s interested

As three prominent members of Congress plan to run for one of California’s coveted US Senate seats in 2024, the list of potential replacements in the House of Representatives is already starting to pile up. They include seasoned politicians, an activist, a neophyte or two, and others. Here is a list of candidates who have announced their candidacy, as well as a few who are watching the race or are considered a potential candidate.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who represented California in Congress for three decades, is not expected to run for office in 2024, sparking political frenzy. It’s at the start of election season – the 2024 primary election is just over a year away – so expect more candidates to jump into these House races and the inevitable effect cascading vacancies in the California Legislature and other offices.

Here’s a look at the congressional candidates voters could see in the 2024 primary ballot:

Congressional District 30

Currently represented by Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), who has announced his candidacy for the Senate.

They run :

  • Assembly Member Laura Friedman (D-Glendale).
  • Mike Feuer, former Los Angeles City Attorney, Democrat.
  • Maebe A Girl, drag queen and representative on the Silver Lake neighborhood council in Los Angeles, Democrat.
  • Nick Melvoin, Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member, Democrat.
  • State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-Burbank).

Testing the Waters:

  • Ben Savage, actor of the 1990s TV show “Boy Meets World”, Democrat.

We will see:

  • Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian, Democrat.
  • Sepi Shyne, Mayor of West Hollywood, Democrat.

Congressional District 47

Currently represented by Katie Porter (D-Irvine), who has announced that she is a candidate for the Senate.

They run :

  • Scott Baugh, former Republican member of the National Assembly.
  • State Sen. Dave Min (D-Irvine).
  • Former Rep. Harley Rouda, Democrat.

We will see:

  • Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, Democrat.

Congressional District 12

Currently represented by Barbara Lee (D-Oakland), who told her colleagues that she plans to run for the Senate but has not officially entered the race.

We will see:

  • Assemblyman Mia Bonta (D-Alameda).
  • Former Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Democrat.
  • Lateefah Simon, Civil Rights Advocate and Bay Area Rapid Transit Board Member, Democrat.
  • Assemblyman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland).

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