There were no surprises in Tuesday’s primary election for local representatives to U.S. Congress, the state Assembly and Senate, with incumbents showing strong leads and contested races carrying over to the November election.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) led his six contenders in the 28th district Congressional race, with 59.5% of the vote. Closest to Schiff is Republican Phil Jennerjahn, with about 17% of the vote. As in all the contests, the two leading vote-getters will be on the ballot in November, regardless of their party affiliation.
Patrick Boland, Schiff’s spokesman, said the congressman was “gratified by the broad level of support across the new 28th District and looks forward to the general election in November.”
“Throughout the campaign, he's been pleased by the welcoming spirit of the communities in his district and is excited to connect with more voters in the coming months,” he said.
In the closely-watched 30th Congressional District race, which covers a portion of Burbank, Rep. Brad Sherman topped Rep. Howard Berman with 42% of the vote. Berman’s tally was 34%.