The vote counts and percentages were released by the California Secretary of States.
The tally supports my earlier expressed and probably ten-year’s duration annoyance with the so-called non-partisan redistricting that created the new 47th Congressional District. The small- and mid-sized communities of northwestern Orange County dropped in prominence, lost in Long Beach’s shadow.
As I expected, Long Beach Democrat Alan Lowenthal coasted to the top spot, getting 21,460 votes that represent 34.3% of all votes cast.
Long Beach Republican Gary DeLong followed behind with a vote count of 18,174 for 29.0% of the vote.
So Lowenthal and DeLong will face off in the general election in November.
The only other candidate to receive more than ten percent was Republican Steve Kuykendall, with 6,824 votes for 10.9%. No offense to Mr. Kuykendall, but he’s based in Long Beach, too.
I anticipate many opportunities for peevishness until the next census in 2020.
The remaining candidates, party affiliation, vote count and percentage:
- Peter Mathews (Dem) 6,023 9.6%
- Jay Shah (Dem) 1,755 2.8%
- Usha Shah (Dem) 1,783 2.8%
- Steve Foley (Rep) 4,579 7.3%
- Sanford W. Kahn (Rep) 1,971 3.2%
Courtesy photo of Alan Lowenthal.
- Nation watching today’s California primary (oc-breeze.com)
- Congressional candidate Lowenthal makes proposed federal budget cuts an issue (oc-breeze.com)
- Congressional candidate Gary DeLong asks whether higher taxes are necessary (oc-breeze.com)
- Meet-and-greet for Congressional candidate Gary DeLong in Rossmoor (oc-breeze.com)
- Cypress Chamber to host Congressional candidate forum at Cypress College (oc-breeze.com)
- Congressional candidates answer questions at Cypress College forum (oc-breeze.com)
- Congressional candidate Kuykendall spurns pledges (oc-breeze.com)
- Congressional candidate Foley responds to Lowenthal charges (oc-breeze.com)