Kahwaty was one of three candidates running for election from the Republican party. Kahwaty, Patricia Fenati and Maria Pena-Faustino advanced beyond the primary because there were three open seats in the district. In the general election, they faced the winners of the Democratic primary between Ali Vanessa, Datt Neeta, Anne Kaiser (incumbent), Jodi Finkelstein, Eric Luedtke, Robert Newsome Gerald Roper and Craig Zucker.
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