Wednesday, August 22, 2007
One year ago, Laura Richardson was a member of the Long Beach City Council. Yesterday, she won the general election in the 37th Congressional district of California by winning 67.05% of the vote. Turnout was incredibly light, with only 8.19% of the 262, 746 registered voters casting votes on a hot summer's day. Richardson received 14, 105 votes. When she won her 55th State Assembly district race in November 2006, Richardson received over 50, 000 votes and in June 2006 when she won the Democratic nomination for the 55th Assembly district with 15,551 votes.