Lois Capps endorses Salud Carbajal
June 7, 2015
Rep. Lois Capps announced Sunday she is endorsing Salud Carbajal to fill her congressional seat. [Tribune]
Capps announced in April that she will retire when her current term expires at the end of 2016. Carbajal, a Marine Corp veteran, has served on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors since 2005.
Two other Democratic candidates, San Luis Obispo farmer Bill Ostrander and Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, have also announced their candidacies for the 24th District seat. Two Republicans, State Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian and Justin Fareed, are also running for the seat.
It is likely that other possible candidates will join the race as well.
The 24th Congressional District consists of all of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties and part of Ventura County. Voter registration is close to an even split between Democrats and Republicans.
The primary election for the congressional race will occur in June 2016.