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Janice Hahn Beats Laura Richardson To Lead New South Bay Congressional District

Denise Guerra |
November 7, 2012 | 1:25 a.m. PST

Staff Reporter

In a battle between two Democrat incumbents in a redrawn district that includes the Port of L.A., former L.A. City Councilwoman Janice Hahn landed a seat in Congress, defeating fellow Rep. Laura Richardson.

Hahn captured 57 percent of the vote in the newly drawn 44th District.

Richardson achieved notable strides and recent controversies in her political career. She was the first African American assistant speaker pro tempore in the Assembly before her election to Congress in 2007.

Richardson had been under investigation earlier this year for ethics violations in her campaign.

Hahn was a member of the Los Angeles City Council for over a decade before winning a special election in 2011. Her ties with the 44th District includes representation of cities like Carson, Willowbrook and Lynwood during her time as at the LA City Council.

Both women were looking to appease the large minority demographic that makes up the South Bay. Latinos make up 68 percent of the population and 46 percent of the voter registration.



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