The filing period for the 34th Congressional District special election ended Thursday, with eight more potential candidates filing, increasing the field to 24, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
The list of candidates who submitted enough valid signatures from voters in the district to qualify for the April 4 special election is required by state law to be announced by Wednesday.
Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez and former Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member Yolie Flores, a fellow Democrat, are among the potential candidates to have filed.
The special election was necessitated when Xavier Becerra was appointed as California’s attorney general, succeeding Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California.
The overwhelmingly Democratic district includes downtown Los Angeles, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Boyle Heights and Lincoln Heights.
—City News Service