The newly drawn California District 47 is an open seat due to redistricting from the 2010 census. This new District includes the following cities: Avalon, Cypress, Garden Grove, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Signal Hill, Stanton, Rossmoor and Westminster.
There are two old Republican dinosaurs running in the open primary for the 47th. Gary DeLong is now serving his second term representing Long Beach’s 3rd District. Steve Kuykendall served in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2001 representing California’s 36th Congressional District. Both of them are anything but vital.