Congratulations! Secretary of State Alex Padilla
State Senator Ricardo Lara was elected to his first term in the State Senate of California in 2012. Prior to servince in the senate, Sen. Lara served in the State Assembly and on Planning Commission for City of Los Angeles. Before running for office, Sen. Lara served as Chief of Staff to Assembly Member Firebaugh when he was Majority Leader, and as District Director for then-Speaker of the Assembly, Fabian Nuñez, before serving as Communications Director for then-Assembly Member, Kevin De León.
The General Election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Hon. Padilla was reelected with 64.5% of the vote.