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Official 33rd Congressional Candidates List Released

The eight candidates include veteran congressman Henry Waxman, attorneys and businessmen. The top two vote-getters in the June primary will advance to the general election in November.

Henry Waxman, a long-serving Democratic representative, will go up against seven other candidates in the race to represent much of the Westside, South Bay and Malibu area in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013.

The California Secretary of State released the certified candidates list for the June 5 primary Thursday evening.

The field includes candidates from across the newly carved out 33rd district for the U.S. House, the boundaries for which changed dramatically this summer based on 2010 Census data.

Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes and the northern part of the district that included slivers of Marina del Rey and Venice has been drawn into a largely coastal district that will now also include Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Westwood,  Beverly Hills, and the smaller communities of Brentwood, West L.A. and Pacific Palisades.

In a nutshell, here's who threw a hat in the ring:

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 33rd congressional race will serve a two-year term starting Jan. 3, 2013. The expansive district is heavily Democratic. Of the 430,618 registered voters, only 28 percent are Republicans. 

Elections will also be held this year for 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S Senate. Incumbent Democrat Dianne Feinstein's will run for reelection.

In the spirit of keeping news community-oriented, Los Angeles area Patches will focus their election coverage on races with local ties, including the U.S. House and California Assembly.

Correction/clarification: The spelling of Steve Collett's name was incorrect in an earlier version of this article.

Agoura Charger April 28, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Kent, no reward for bad behavior is being given. Let's get rid of all the undocumented immigrants. I'm sure you will be first in line to fill the job positions vacant for picking crops in the fields, cleaning hotel rooms, fast food, gardening, the list can go on and on. Any other answer would contradict your statement. You used Mexico as an example because that is how you view the subject and it is stereotypical. If all these people left tomorrow, there would be a an outcry due to how fast prices would go up on all sorts of items. You can not deny this. Document them, tax them, and secure the boarder better. There is no other choice and to believe the Tea Party mantra is only fooling yourself. The reason I ask about who you are endorsing out of the candidates above is due to how personal your inquiries sound.
Zein E. Obagi Jr. April 28, 2012 at 07:42 AM
Mr. McCaman, I am flattered that you think teams worked on my statements on this site. Thank you, that is one of the highest compliments I have received in this campaign yet. It is me and me alone who has written, revised and posted every word here. And, I will fire back at Rep. Henry Waxman just as well as I did with you, which is why I am the candidate to put through to November on June 5th. I am not sure what happened to the comments. When I have deleted comments, it has been to fix typos and repost them. Perhaps I failed to repost the comments. I understood yesterday from speaking with a CA UTI Rep that after 3 years many teachers in LAUSD seek to become administrators, and that's why the LAUSD administration is so bloated. That's a bad policy to allow them to do that; if they don't wan to teach, they should move out of education. Not be moved into a position to preside over it. Moreover, in a second breath, the same rep. said that the scandal at Miramonte Elementary occurred because there was only one administrator in that school. So I was confused, and it looked like a lack of personal responsibility plus a cover up, which is the case not only in LAUSD but also in Congress. Mr. McCaman, I encourage you to "be the change that you wish to see in" America. Join my campaign as a volunteer, and influence it from within. I'm not an ideologue, and I follow logic, well. info@ObagiForCongress.com <-- I read it, not staff.
Zein E. Obagi Jr. April 28, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Agoura Charger, What issues are important to you, and what questions can I answer for you to earn your vote? - Zein
Zein E. Obagi Jr. April 30, 2012 at 09:18 AM
If anybody would like to join my campaign, or support it, this is a great opportunity to come to a fun event, support my entirely grassroots campaign, hear from some great speakers including a former Director of Policy for the Department of Homeland Security and meet great people: http://www.paperlesspost.com/p/3a1c1e069a. Join my winning campaign! Steve, David you are both welcome to come.
Agoura Charger April 30, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Zein, I can say I am on the skeptical side of voting. After some years I still have yet to see actual changes to our system. There are too many special interest groups involved. I will do not along party lines. We need to take care of our schools but there must be accountability for non performance. I do not mind more tax dollars going towards education but I do think throwing hand over fist fulls of dollars will improve the situation. Our coast line is becoming a landing area for drug smuggling and this needs to be stopped. The water run off after storms pollute our beaches to the point that I certainly would have reservations eating fish caught below the county line of Ventura/LA counties. Considering newly elected officials quickly find out how different it is to say what you are going to do from what they can actually get done, how will your agenda be any different? We need people that will be able to work with both sides of the isle without just joining in on the status quo.

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