Congressional Race Going to Runoff

The election for the 34th Congressional District in Los Angeles on April 4 will be followed by a runoff on June 6.

Jimmy Gomez and Robert Lee Ahn

A total of 23 candidates were on the ballot, plus one write-in, to succeed former Rep. Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, who is now California’s attorney general. With such a crowded field, including 19 Democrats, it was expected that no candidate would get more than 50 percent of the vote and the top two would advance to the runoff.

Unofficial results show two Democrats, Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez — who was endorsed by Becerra — and Los Angeles Planning Commissioner Robert Lee Ahn in the lead. In third place was another Democrat, economic development director Maria Cabildo, who was endorsed by The Los Angeles Times.