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Richard Alarcon
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Candidate for
California State Assembly District 39
Prior offices
California State Senate
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Richard Alarcon was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 39 of the California State Assembly.

He was a member of the California State Senate from 1999 to 2006.[1] Alarcon was a member of the Los Angeles City Council from 1993 to 1998.[1]



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Alarcon ran in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 39. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Ricardo Benitez (R), Margie Margarita Carranza (R), Omar Cuevas (R), and John Paul Lindblad (G). Alarcon was defeated by Raul Bocanegra (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

California State Assembly, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Bocanegra 58.4% 62,612
     Democratic Richard Alarcon 41.6% 44,624
Total Votes 107,236
California State Assembly, District 39 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Alarcon 26.9% 8,567
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Bocanegra 36.2% 11,521
     Democratic Kevin J. Suscavage (write-in) 0% 2
     Republican Ricardo Benitez 15.8% 5,037
     Republican Margie Margarita Carranza 5.3% 1,697
     Republican Omar Cuevas 8.2% 2,596
     Green Jack Lindblad 7.6% 2,421
Total Votes 31,841


Alarcon received endorsements from:[4]

  • California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • Former Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante
  • U.S. Representative Maxine Waters
  • Former U.S. Representative Esteban Torres
  • State senator Kevin de León
  • State senator Ed Hernandez
  • Former State senator Joseph Dunn
  • Former State senator Sheila James Kuehl
  • Assemblymember James Beall Jr.
  • Assemblymember Gil Cedillo
  • Assemblymember Sally Lieber
  • Assemblymember Fiona Ma
  • Former Assemblymember Cindy Montanez
  • Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, Jr.
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
  • LA City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr.
  • LA City Councilmember Joe Buscaino
  • LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz
  • LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl
  • LA City Councilmember Nate Holden, (Ret.)
  • LACCD Board of Trustees Member Steve Veres
  • California Young Democrats (CYD)
  • Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DPSFV)
  • Latino Democrats of the SF Valley
  • Latino Democrats of LA County
  • Young Latino Democrats of the San Fernando Valley (YLDSFV)
  • Democratic Activists for Disability Issues
  • Kennedy Democrats of the SF Valley
  • Stonewall Democratic Club, Los Angeles
  • North Valley Democratic Club
  • Darren Parker, Chair, CA Dem Party African-American Caucus
  • Tony Perez, Chair, CA Dem Party Chicano-Latino Caucus
  • Marilyn Grunwald, Chair, CA Dem Party Disabilities Caucus
  • Thomas Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Region 3 Vice- Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP)
  • American Federation of Teachers, College Staff Guild, Local 1521
  • California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Consumer Federation of California
  • CA State Building & Construction Trades
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California School Employees Association
  • California Nurses Association
  • Professional Engineers in California Government
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
  • Los Angeles & Orange County Building Trades
  • Communication Workers of America (CWA), Southern California Council
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • Teamsters Local 396
  • Local 770 United Food And Commercial Workers
  • Laborer's Local 300
  • Utility Workers Union Of America
  • United Auto Workers (UAW)
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (I.L.W.U), Local 13
  • Plumbers Local Union #78
  • IBEW Local 18 Water & Power
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (I.L.W.U), Southern California Council
  • Southern California Pipe Trades-District Council #16
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) #33
  • International Union Of Operating Engineers Local 12
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1277
  • Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters
  • United Firefighters of Los Angeles City
  • LA County Fire Fighters Local 1014
  • I.L.W.U. Local 13
  • International Union of Painters And Allied Trades AFL-CIO
  • LIUNA Local 777

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