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{{tnr}}The '''[[California's 47th congressional district|47th congressional district of California]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
 
{{tnr}}The '''[[California's 47th congressional district|47th congressional district of California]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
 
[[File:CA47.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 47th congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in California|2010 redistricting]].]]
 
[[File:CA47.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 47th congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in California|2010 redistricting]].]]
Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] of March 9, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 5, 2012.
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Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] of March 9, 2012. The primary election will be held on June 5, 2012.
  
 
Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Loretta Sanchez]] (D), who was first elected in 1996.  However, due to heavy redistricting, the current incumbent of the district will most likely no longer remain in the district.
 
Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Loretta Sanchez]] (D), who was first elected in 1996.  However, due to heavy redistricting, the current incumbent of the district will most likely no longer remain in the district.
  
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic Primary'''</u>
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===Primary election===
:* [[Alan Lowenthal]]: [[California State Senate|State senator]] <ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/Alan-Lowenthal-Congress-Long-Beach-California-206586-1.html "State Senator Announces Bid in New Long Beach District", ''rollcall.com'', June 17, 2011]</ref>
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'''''Note:''''' ''Due to California's recently adopted Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, all candidates compete in one primary.  The two who receive the most votes move on to the general election, regardless of any party affiliation.
 
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*{{bluedot}} [[Alan Lowenthal]]: [[California State Senate|State senator]] <ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/Alan-Lowenthal-Congress-Long-Beach-California-206586-1.html "State Senator Announces Bid in New Long Beach District", ''rollcall.com'', June 17, 2011]</ref>
{{reddot}} <u>'''Republican Primary'''</u>
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*{{reddot}} [[Gary DeLong]]: Member of the Long Beach City Council <ref>[http://www.lbpost.com/news/staffreports/12198 "UPDATE: Councilmember Gary DeLong Announces Run for Congress, Endorsed By Governor Deukmejian and Supervisor Knabe", ''lbpost.com'', August 17, 2011]</ref>
:* [[Gary DeLong]]: Member of the Long Beach City Council <ref>[http://www.lbpost.com/news/staffreports/12198 "UPDATE: Councilmember Gary DeLong Announces Run for Congress, Endorsed By Governor Deukmejian and Supervisor Knabe", ''lbpost.com'', August 17, 2011]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Troy Edgar]]: Former member of the Los Alamitos City Council <ref>[http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_19132529 "Delong, Edgar top campaign fundraisers in Long Beach race", ''contracostatimes.com'', October 17, 2011]</ref>
:* [[Troy Edgar]]: Former member of the Los Alamitos City Council <ref>[http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_19132529 "Delong, Edgar top campaign fundraisers in Long Beach race", ''contracostatimes.com'', October 17, 2011]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Steve Kuykendall]]: Former U.S. representative <ref>[http://www.lbpost.com/news/staffreports/12246 "EXCLUSIVE: Former Rep. Steven Kuykendall To Run For 47th Congressional District", ''lbpost.com'', August 24, 2011]</ref>
:* [[Steve Kuykendall]]: Former U.S. representative <ref>[http://www.lbpost.com/news/staffreports/12246 "EXCLUSIVE: Former Rep. Steven Kuykendall To Run For 47th Congressional District", ''lbpost.com'', August 24, 2011]</ref>
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==Impact of redistricting==
 
==Impact of redistricting==

Revision as of 18:09, 25 January 2012

The 47th congressional district of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 47th congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline of March 9, 2012. The primary election will be held on June 5, 2012.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Loretta Sanchez (D), who was first elected in 1996. However, due to heavy redistricting, the current incumbent of the district will most likely no longer remain in the district.

Candidates

Primary election

Note: Due to California's recently adopted Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, all candidates compete in one primary. The two who receive the most votes move on to the general election, regardless of any party affiliation.

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Van Tran and Cecilia Iglesias in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez Incumbent 53% 50,832
     Republican Van Tran 39.3% 37,679
     Independent Cecilia Iglesias 7.8% 7,443
Total Votes 95,954

See also

External links

References