33rd California Senate District Elections

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The 33rd Senate District serves most of the City of Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach and stretches along the 710 corridor through twelve cities in regions of East Los Angeles, various Gateway cities and parts of the California Coast and oversees nearly 930 million people based on 2010 census results.

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The position was held by Senator Ricardo Lara, however, the California Senate position was vacated two-years ahead of schedule when Senator Ricardo Lara took a position Calif. Insurance Commissioner this past November.

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara/ Photo Courtesy of LB Post

The result was Governor Gavin Newson declaring a proclamation to issue a special election to fill the now vacant position that has remained vacant, to even the 33rd Senate Office in Bixby Knolls sitting empty with the employee’s having no one to currently serve.

Gavin Newson
Governor Gavin Newson issued proclamation to declare or a special election.

With the election being up for grabs, it has sparked a lot of interest with a total of twelve members on the ballot. Al Austin who is one of the twelve in the running and will still be on the ballot also was interested in running for the position but chose to drop out of the race to focus more on the localized community.

Once a candidate is elected come voting day, the newly elected senate officials position would conclude on Dec. 7 2020.

*The special election primary races are set to take place on March 26*


These are your Candidates:

Tip:  Click the link above each candidates photo to read more about the candidate and the issues they support.

                Denise Diaz Leticia Vasquez WilsonMartha Flores Gibson

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                        Lena Gonzalez• Cesar FloresJack M. Guerrero

4d1b6f59-9a38-4e9f-83a7-347f922669f1-large16x9_GreenPartyGreenPartylogo 2         Ali Saleh• Ana MariaQuintanaJose Luis Solache

                    Thomas J. CareChris Garcia• Al Austin  


March 26, 2019:

The special election that is set to take place this upcoming Tuesday, March 26 for members who are registered and live within the 33rd California Senate District.