Candidates Face Friday Deadline to File for Most Offices in June Primary

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Friday is the deadline to file to run for most Los Angeles County, state and federal offices on the June 7 primary ballot.

The deadline will be extended to Wednesday for offices the incumbent is eligible to run for reelection, but not filed, such as the Third District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

The deadline to file to run for Superior Court judge was Feb. 9, which was extended to Feb. 14 for judgeships where the incumbent did not file to run for reelection.

Wednesday was the final day to complete the filing process to run for Los Angeles city offices.

Seven candidates have filed to run against Sheriff Alex Villanueva -- retired Long Beach Police Department Chief Robert Luna, Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Cecil Rhambo, sheriff's Capt. Britta S. Steinbrenner, retired sheriff's Capt. Matt Rodriguez, sheriff's Lt. Eric Strong, parole agent April Saucedo Hood and Karla Yesenia Carranza, who did not list an occupation.

Five candidates have filed to succeed Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who opted against running for a third term -- Sen. Henry Stern, D- Calabasas; West Hollywood City Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath, small-business owner Jeffi Girgenti, Craig A. Brill, who lists his occupation as canine recreation provider, and Roxanne Beckford Hoge, an actress who ran unsuccessfully for the Assembly in 2018.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has been issued papers to run but not completed the filing process.

Kuehl has endorsed Horvath.

La Puente Councilman David Argudo and Brian Smith, who did not list an occupation, have completed the filing process to run against First District Supervisor Hilda Solis in the other Board of Supervisors race on the ballot.

Deputy assessors Mike Campbell and Anthony Lopez have filed to challenge Assessor Jeffrey Prang in his bid for a third term.

The ballot will also include primaries for governor, U.S. senator, seven other statewide offices, four seats on the Board of Equalization, all of California's 52 congressional seats, 20 of the 40 state Senate seats and all 80 seats in the Assembly.

The top two candidates in all state and federal races will advance to the general election, regardless of party. If no candidate receives a majority in the races for county offices, the top two finishers will advance to the Nov. 8 general election.

All would-be candidates must gather a sufficient amount of signatures to qualify for the ballot.

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