California State Assemblyman Rich Gordon (D-21) announced Tuesday that he is running for re-election, placing him in competition for the seat with a stay-at home dad from Menlo Park, Chengzhi “George” Yang.
The San Mateo County Elections Office Candidate Roster lists four running for the 24th District seat on State Assembly. Political unknowns Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera and Joseph Antonelli Rosas Jr. are also running.
Gordon, a Menlo Park resident, represents the 21st Assembly District, which encompasses Redwood City, San Carlos, Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Woodside, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Palo Alto and Portola Valley.
The Citizens Redistricting Commission redrew the boundaries for the district in August 2011 to account for the population changes that took place in the past decade and relabeled the area District 24. The new district will be in effect after this election. To see the new boundaries, click on Gordon's picture twice. A map will appear.
The election will take place June 5.
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