Monterey County Races Getting Serious

While the presidential race is shaping up to be very interesting for California as we approach June 7, other local races are just as vital and interesting.

Vote-by-mail ballots are being sent out this week and early voting season has begun. Some races of note are in Monterey County. The supervisorial races of districts 4, 5 and 1 have all three incumbents battling it out to keep their seat.

All 80 Assembly seats are up for reelection this year. Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, is vying for the District 1 seat, which mean his District 30 Assembly seat is up for grabs for any newcomer. Vying for that seat though is his own wife, Karina Cervantez Alejo, a councilwoman for Watsonville.

The 53 congressional sets are also up for the taking. And on a more local level, the city of Salinas will decide on the future of fireworks.

Read more about these races in the Monterey Herald.



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