Sen. Noreen Evans’ recent announcement that she would not run for re-election sent shock waves through the Capitol. In an era of term limits, where legislators’ time is limited in the state Capitol, it’s rare that a member decides to bow out early.
But representing the 2nd Senate District can be quite an arduous
In the last election, two Assembly candidates did something that isn’t often accomplished in legislative elections, but is more likely following redistricting: They beat an incumbent.
From two of the most liberal, Anglo, affluent, coastal districts in the state, Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, and Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, were able to defeat incumbents, Betsy Butler