Thursday, March 8, 2018

Kenneth Mejia, Green Party Congressional Candidate in California, Has Raised Over $58,000 for his Campaign

Ballot Access News

Kenneth Mejia is a Green Party candidate for U.S. House in California’s 34th District. During 2017 he raised $58,544 for his 2018 run, and he has probably raised more in the last few months. The 34th district is in downtown Los Angeles. The incumbent Democrat, Jimmy Gomez, is running for re-election. It is possible that when filing closes on March 9, the only two candidates who will have filed are Mejia and Gomez.
Congressman Gomez was elected in a special election in 2017. The seat needed a special election because the incumbent who was elected in 2016, Xavier Becerra, resigned shortly after the 2016 election to become the appointed Attorney General of California. Mejia ran in the special election in 2017 as well, and placed 4th out of 24 candidates. He polled 4.2%.
Here is Mejia’s campaign web page. His surname is of Filipino origin. The district is fairly evenly divided between Hispanics and Asians, especially Korean-Americans.

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