Ling-Ling Chang runs for council re-election AND Assembly?
Posted by Allen Wilson on May 2, 2013
Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills, District 55) is serving his third and final term in the lower house of the California legislature. Hagman is unable to run for another term due to term limit rules.
OC Political just learned today that Diamond Bar Councilwoman Ling-Ling Chang will be having her Assembly kickoff campaign at a fundraiser on May 31, 2013 in Rowland Heights.
The 55th Assembly District covers all or portions of the following cities: Brea, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, City of Industry, Placentia, Rowland Heights, Walnut, West Covina and Yorba Linda. The district leans Republican as the registration is 41% Republican, 31% Democrat and 22% No Party Preference (formerly known as DTS).
Councilwoman Chang is serving her first term on the Diamond Bar City Council who is up for election this November.
However, Chang has come out of the gate as the first Assembly candidate for the June 2014 Primary Election will raise some eyebrows for Diamond Bar voters.
We tried to reach out to Councilwoman Chang as to whether she is running for re-election for council AND Assembly and got no reply.
There are other potential candidates who are on the bench such as Placentia Councilman Jeremy Yamaguchi and Walnut-Valley Unified School District Trustee Phillip Chen, but have not declared as an Assembly candidate.
There maybe a wildcard candidate that could change the dynamics in the contest this contributor learned today.
Suffice to say that the 55th Assembly District will be one of many open seats in 2014 to be watched by many political observers.