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Voters in the coastal 36th Congressional District will have no shortage of candidates to choose from when they head to the polls May 17 to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Democratic Rep. Jane Harman.

Sixteen candidates have been cleared to run in the special primary election in the coastal Los Angeles County district. If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, will compete in a July 12 runoff.

Following is the list of certified candidates, party preferences and ballot designations released by Secretary of State Debra Bowen, who is running for the seat herself:

Daniel H. Adler (My Party Preference is the Democratic Party) - Parent/Entrepreneur/Producer
Debra Bowen (My Party Preference is the Democratic Party) - California Secretary of State
Loraine Goodwin (My Party Preference is the Democratic Party) - Physician/Arbitrator/Teacher
Janice Hahn (My Party Preference is the Democratic Party) - Los Angeles City Councilwoman
Marcy Winograd (My Party Preference is the Democratic Party) - High School Teacher
Patrick "Kit" Bobko (My Party Preference is the Republican Party) - Independent Businessman/Councilmember
Stephen Eisele (My Party Preference is the Republican Party) - Businessman/Aerospace Entrepreneur
Mike Gin (My Party Preference is the Republican Party) - Mayor, City of Redondo Beach
Craig Huey (My Party Preference is the Republican Party) - Small Business Owner
George Newberry (My Party Preference is the Republican Party) - Businessman
Mike Webb (My Party Preference is the Republican Party) - City Attorney/Prosecutor
Steve Collett (My Party Preference is the Libertarian Party) - Certified Public Accountant
Maria E. Montano (My Party Preference is the Peace and Freedom Party) - Public School Teacher
Michael T. Chamness (No Party Preference) - Non-Profit Organization Consultant
Katherine Pilot (No Party Preference) - Longshore Office Clerk
Matthew Roozee (No Party Preference) - Business Executive/Mathematician

As a result of the state's new "top two" primary system, candidates list their "party preference" on the ballot. Registration history for all the candidates can be found here.



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