Richardson Shows Early Support Entering 35th Senate District Contest
Showing her campaign’s momentum for State Senate, Democrat and former Congressmember Laura Richarson announced that her campaign has surpassed more than a quarter of a million dollars in the first fundraising period of 2023 outpacing all of her competitors. In a field of five, Richardson’s campaign dominated first place with $274,567–nearly 2.5 times more than her closest competitor. Richardson, who previously represented much of the district as an Assemblymember and Congresswoman, is seeking to replace Senator Steve Bradford in Senate District 35 who terms out at the end of 2024.
Richardson’s announcement compliments her growing list of endorsers that includes Emma Sharif, Mayor, City of Compton, Lula Davis-Holmes, Mayor, City of Carson, Barry Waite, Mayor, City of Lomita, Jawane Hilton, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Carson, Angie Reyes-English, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Hawthorne, Cedric Hicks, Councilmember, City of Carson, Lillie Darden, Councilmember, City of Compton, Deidra Duhart, Councilmember, City of Compton, Wanda Love, Councilmember City of Gardena, Dr. Khaleah Bradshaw, Clerk, City of Carson, Barbara Calhoun, Trustee, Compton Community College District Board of Trustees, Satra Zurita, Board Member, Compton Unified School District, Micah Ali, Board Member, Compton Unified School District, Juanita Douse, Commissioner, City of Hawthorne, Ken Miller, Commissioner, City of Lawndale, Robert Katherman, Director, Metropolitan Water Replenishment District, Leticia Vasquez-Wilson, Director, Central Basin Municipal Water District, and Harold Williams, Board Member, West Basin Municipal Water District.
“I’m proud of the support I’ve been shown since entering this race,” Richardson commented. “Today’s fundraising announcement shows that I have wide range of support from residents, business owners, and organizations. I plan to continue to raise the resources needed to run a competitive and effective campaign to ensure that my message reaches voters.”
Senate District 35 includes the Los Angeles County communities of LAX, Inglewood, Compton, Carson, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Gardena, Harbor Gateway, Wilmington, San Pedro, and unincorporated communities of East and West Rancho Dominguez, Lennox, West Athens, Westmont, and Willowbrook.
The election will take place on March 5, 2024.