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November 1, 1996 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stumping for Republican Assembly candidate Dan Walker in Torrance this week, Gov. Pete Wilson tore into Democratic Assemblywoman Debra Bowen with relish. Bowen, who represents the 53rd Assembly District from her home base in Marina del Rey, is a highly vocal critic of Wilson, taking him on for what she contends is poor administration of the state lottery and bungled efforts to computerize state government. Now it was Wilson's turn as he faced a group of about 50 Republican supporters.
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September 22, 2005 | Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer
Ted Lieu was sworn into the Assembly on Wednesday after winning a resounding victory in a special election to represent the coast from Venice to Lomita. After a brief ceremony in which Lieu, a Torrance City Council member, stood at the Assembly rostrum and swore to uphold the state and U.S. constitutions, his fellow Democrats said they hoped he was a harbinger of a strong party performance at the polls Nov. 8, when voters face several initiatives backed by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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June 30, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday called a special general election for Nov. 8 to fill the 53rd Assembly District vacancy created by the death last week of Democrat Mike Gordon. County Registrar-Recorder Conny B. McCormack has set a Sept. 13 primary election. The district extends from West Los Angeles to Torrance and inland to Lomita.
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September 11, 2005 | Lisa Richardson, Times Staff Writer
In one of the few swing districts in the state, three Republican candidates are competing against a lone Democrat in a special election Tuesday for a South Bay Assembly seat left vacant after incumbent Mike Gordon died earlier this year. The contest in the 53rd Assembly District, which stretches from Venice to Torrance, could be won outright if one candidate gets a 50% majority. Otherwise, the election would be decided in a Nov. 8 runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2005 | Lisa Richardson, Times Staff Writer
In one of the few swing districts in the state, three Republican candidates are competing against a lone Democrat in a special election Tuesday for a South Bay Assembly seat left vacant after incumbent Mike Gordon died earlier this year. The contest in the 53rd Assembly District, which stretches from Venice to Torrance, could be won outright if one candidate gets a 50% majority. Otherwise, the election would be decided in a Nov. 8 runoff.
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October 10, 2000 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the nastier political races this season, a Republican candidate for the Assembly has come under fire by Democrats and Asian American leaders for operating a campaign Web site they say is racist. Republican and former state Assemblyman Gerald Felando is vying for the 53rd Assembly District seat in the South Bay, currently held by Democrat George Nakano. A Felando campaign Web site features an image of Nakano dressed in a traditional Japanese robe and holding a sword over his head.
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October 29, 2004 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
Beach communities between Venice and Redondo Beach are at the center of one of the state's most intense legislative races. Voters in the 53rd Assembly District will choose between Republican Greg Hill, mayor of Redondo Beach, and Democrat Mike Gordon, former mayor of El Segundo. The political battle has been marked by both unusually personal attacks and a heavy infusion of cash. The race is one of only a handful of seriously contested legislative elections in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2005 | Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer
Ted Lieu was sworn into the Assembly on Wednesday after winning a resounding victory in a special election to represent the coast from Venice to Lomita. After a brief ceremony in which Lieu, a Torrance City Council member, stood at the Assembly rostrum and swore to uphold the state and U.S. constitutions, his fellow Democrats said they hoped he was a harbinger of a strong party performance at the polls Nov. 8, when voters face several initiatives backed by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday called a special general election for Nov. 8 to fill the 53rd Assembly District vacancy created by the death last week of Democrat Mike Gordon. County Registrar-Recorder Conny B. McCormack has set a Sept. 13 primary election. The district extends from West Los Angeles to Torrance and inland to Lomita.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2004 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
Beach communities between Venice and Redondo Beach are at the center of one of the state's most intense legislative races. Voters in the 53rd Assembly District will choose between Republican Greg Hill, mayor of Redondo Beach, and Democrat Mike Gordon, former mayor of El Segundo. The political battle has been marked by both unusually personal attacks and a heavy infusion of cash. The race is one of only a handful of seriously contested legislative elections in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2000 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the nastier political races this season, a Republican candidate for the Assembly has come under fire by Democrats and Asian American leaders for operating a campaign Web site they say is racist. Republican and former state Assemblyman Gerald Felando is vying for the 53rd Assembly District seat in the South Bay, currently held by Democrat George Nakano. A Felando campaign Web site features an image of Nakano dressed in a traditional Japanese robe and holding a sword over his head.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1996 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stumping for Republican Assembly candidate Dan Walker in Torrance this week, Gov. Pete Wilson tore into Democratic Assemblywoman Debra Bowen with relish. Bowen, who represents the 53rd Assembly District from her home base in Marina del Rey, is a highly vocal critic of Wilson, taking him on for what she contends is poor administration of the state lottery and bungled efforts to computerize state government. Now it was Wilson's turn as he faced a group of about 50 Republican supporters.
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