The Race Begins: Filing Period Opens Today For June 3 Primary Elections

Monday, 10 Feb 2014, 10:01:00 AM

Brenton Garen

The filing period for the June 3 primary ballot runs Feb. 10 through March 7.
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The filing period for the June 3 primary ballot runs Feb. 10 through March 7.

Candidates seeking to fill Congressman Henry Waxman’s 33rd District

seat can officially file their papers today. The filing period will

close March 7.

Waxman announced Jan. 31 he would not seek reelection after a 40-year career in the House of Representatives.

Today marks the day all candidates can file for the June 3 primary

elections for a range of government positions across the State.

According to reports, the upcoming June ballot will include primaries

for governor, seven other statewide offices, four seats on the Board of

Equalization, all of California's 53 congressional seats, 20 of the 40

state Senate seats, and all 80 seats in the Assembly.

The filing period will be extended to March 12 for offices where no

incumbent files, except for those where the incumbent cannot seek

re-election because of term limits.

The race for the 33rd District is likely to include, but not limited

to, current State Senator Ted Lieu, former Los Angeles City Controller

Wendy Greuel, attorney Barbara Mulvaney, self-help author Marianne

Williamson, and television director and executive Brent Roske.

The 33rd congressional district includes Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Venice, Mar Vista, and the South Bay.

Another

local race to watch is the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Third District seat, which is currently held by soon to be termed out LA

County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky

Potential candidates for this race

include former state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby

Shriver, West Hollywood Councilman John Duran, and former Malibu Mayor

Pamela Conley Ulich.

The third supervisorial district encompasses Santa Monica as well as Beverly

Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, San Fernando, West Hollywood, Westlake

Village, and a handful of unincorporated areas such as Agoura and

Universal City.

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