Familiar faces topped the polls in Tuesday’s primary for offices in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
Incumbent Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) all received the highest votes in their races for re-election Tuesday. They will appear alongside the number-two vote-getters in their respective races on Nov. 6.
Schiff, a seven-term congressman whose realigned 28th Congressional District will include La Cañada in 2013 but will only contain a sliver of Pasadena, will face Republican Phil Jennerjahn, a member of the Westside Republicans who previously ran for mayor of Los Angeles. Schiff got 59.5% of the vote in the district, which stretches from the foothills to West Hollywood, and Jennerjahn won 17%. Four other candidates split the rest of the votes cast.
Liu, a former La Cañada city councilwoman seeking her second and final term in the state Senate, will face Republican Gilbert Gonzalez, a government affairs director for Vons and Safeway and former legislative director for state Sen. Bob Dutton (R-Ranch Cucamonga).