Sydney Kamlager Wins State Assembly District Seat in Special Election
Martin Feinberg, Realtor, was interested to learn that Sydney Kamlager won the special election held last Tuesday for the 54thState Assembly District seat. The election was held in order to find a replacement that could complete the unexpired term of Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, who had to resign early due to health problems.
Sydney Kamlager, a Los Angeles Community College District trustee, had 64.82 percent of the vote with 58 of 242 precincts, 23.97 percent, reporting and vote-by-mail ballots counted, according to figures released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
“The voters clearly expressed their desire to choose a demonstrated leader who will fight hard for their interests in Sacramento and who’ll work hard to reflect their voice in our state Capitol,” Kamlager stated.
Sydney Kamlager was one of three democrats in the race. Small business owner Glen Ratcliff was the lone Republican in the field of four. Ratcliff came in second with 15.76 percent of the votes.
The results of the April 3 election were:
- Sydney Kamlager (D), 68.93%, total votes: 17,094
- Tepring Michelle Piquado (D), 14.40%, total votes: 3,572
- Glen Ratcliff (R), 12.98%, total votes: 3,220
- Grayson A. Pangilinan (D), 3.68%, total votes: 913
The 54thCalifornia State Assembly District includes all the of Culver City Real Estate area, plus all or parts of Baldwin Hills, Ladera Heights, View Park-Windsor Hills, Century City, Crenshaw, Leimert Park, Mar Vista, Mid-City, UCLA, West Los Angeles, Westwood, and Inglewood.
The seat Kamlager won last week will end December 3, 2018, when Ridley-Thomas’ elected term was set to come to an end. Kamlager will run in June for a full two-year term. Due to California state election rules, if the June election is not won by 50% plus one, there will be a runoff election for the seat in November.
Real Estate Listing Agent Martin Feinberg notes that Kamlager, who is also a district director for Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, and a member of the county Commission on Children and Families, is set to be sworn in later this month.