President — Hillary Clinton won over Bernie Sanders garnering 61 percent of Los Angeles county votes and also leading by 16 points statewide. Though Clinton has been declared the presumptive Democratic nominee, Sanders has vowed to continue his charge forward for now. As opposition on the GOP front was non-existent, Donald Trump led in both statewide and in Los Angeles County with 76 percent of the vote.
Senate — Squaring off in November for U.S. Senator post to replace retiring Barbara Boxer will be Attorney General Kamala Harris, who had a decisive win for first place over Rep. Loretta Sanchez, (D-Garden Grove). This was a crowded primary race with 34 candidates on the ballot.
Congress — In November, voters will elect 53 candidates to serve in the House for each of the state’s 53 congressional districts. At press time: In the 37th District Karen Bass received 81% of the vote. In the 45th District Maxine Waters received 75.6% of the vote and in the 44th District Isadore Hall received 42% of the vote. Morris Griffin received 3.4% in the 44th District race.
State Senate — There are two candidate spots available, but 34 candidates are expected to vie for two state senate seats. In the 35th District Steve Bradford placed first with 36% of the vote. In the 33rd District, Democrat Richard Lara ran unopposed and received 100 percent of the vote. In the 23rd District, Democrat Ronald J. O’Donnell received 67 percent of the vote.
State Assembly — There are eighty seats in the State Assembly to be filled, which voters chose on November 8. Several candidates ran unopposed in this week’s primary, receiving 100 percent of the vote, including Adrin Nazarian of the 46th District, Ed Chau of the 49th District and Patrick O’Donnell of the 70th District. Sebastian-Ridley Thomas (83.2%) in 54th District. Reginald Jones-Sawyer (100%) in 59th District.
County Supervisor — In hopes of replacing Michael Antonovich is Kathryn Barger and former State Senator Bob Huff. Barger took first position in the primary and Huff was close to cinching second place at press time. More County Supervisor–Rep. Janice Hahn, (D-San Pedro), former LA City Councilwoman and sister of former Mayor James Hahn fell short of winning her bid to replace Don Knabe by a majority, pushing a run-off in November with runner-up former Manhattan Beach City Councilman Steve Napolitano.
Proposition 50 — Passed. Prop. 50, the only statewide ballot measure is a constitutional amendment to halt both salary and benefits of a state legislator who has been suspended. It was conceived as a result of criminal trials of state senators Ron Calderon, Leland Yee and Roderick Wright, at which time, they continued to receive pay and benefits due to a state law, which prohibited lawmakers’ pay reductions when they are charged with a felonious criminal offense, but not yet convicted.