Congress

Doug McKnight

In Congress the Monterey Bay Area has been represented by a Democrat for forty years, and that’s a tradition that will continue.  Voters have elected Democrat Jimmy Panetta to represent them in the 20th Congressional District. 

Krista Almanzan

For the first time in almost a quarter of a century, the congressional district that spans Monterey Bay Area has an open seat.   Congressman Sam Farr announced his retirement last year.  

In the race to replace him, both Republican Casey Lucius and Democrat Jimmy Panetta are using the final days of their campaigns to appeal directly to voters.

Nic Coury, Monterey County Weekly

90.3 KAZU, in partnership with the Monterey County Weekly, brings you this debate between 20th District Congressional Candidates Republican Casey Lucius and Democrat Jimmy Panetta.

Casey Nichols

As hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters waited in line for hours outside the gym at Hartnell Community College, a few dozen protesters lined the sidewalk.  They held signs that read things like “Hillary for Prison” and “Vieja Mentirosa” (Old Liar).

Krista Almanzan

Jack Digby is a Navy veteran and union iron worker from Capitola.  His job as a structural welder gets him out in the open air on skyscrapers and bridges, but he wants to give that job up for a seat in Congress.

Independent Barbara Honegger is one of five candidates running to replace retiring Congressman Sam Farr.  During the Reagan Bush Administration, Honegger worked in the Justice Department on a project to eliminate sexual discrimination from federal and state laws.  She later resigned calling the President’s commitment to the effort a sham. 

Hospital Lab Technician and Union Representative Joe Williams is one for five candiates running to replace Congressman Sam Farr.  Williams, who is  from Santa Cruz , calls himself a Berniecrat and is on the ticket for the Peace and Freedom Party.  Journalist Lewis Leader interviewed Williams about why he’s running.

    

Monterey County Deputy District Attorney Jimmy Panetta is one of  three candidates, so far, running to replace retiring Representative Sam Farr in the 20th Congressional District, which includes Monterey and San Benito Counties as well as parts of Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties.

Doug McKnight

State Senator Bill Monning is running for re-election.  He made the announcement Tuesday in Monterey outside of Colton Hall where the California Constitution was signed.

He won the seat to represent District 17  in 2012.  He now serves as Senate Majority Leader.

During his speech, Monning talked about his accomplishments since being elected including the recently passed “End of Life Option Act,” and the establishment of the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery on the former Fort Ord.

Doug McKnight

Former Assemblywoman Anna Caballero hopes to return to the California State Assembly.

Her announcement Thursday came as a surprise to some who thought she would run for the Congressional seat of retiring Representative Sam Farr.

But standing in the sunlit courtyard of the Salinas City Hall where she served 15 years as councilwoman and mayor, Anna Caballero announced she is running for the state Assembly seat now held by Luis Alejo.

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