Ted Lieu Wins California 33rd Congressional Race
Congressmember-elect Ted Lieu released the following statement today:
“I’m grateful and humbled to have received the trong support of the voters throughout our beautiful district. I look forward to the opportunity to serve our area in Congress. Yesterday’s election was a difficult one for Democrats across the country, and it’s more critical than ever that members of Congress stand up for our core values, including defending a woman’s right to choose and protecting Social Security and Medicare. I’m going to Washington to take on these fights.
I’ve been particularly honored during this campaign to have the support and guidance of Congressman Henry Waxman, whose legacy is his record of extraordinary service and accomplishment for this district and our country. I also want to thank my opponent Elan Carr, who ran a spirited campaign and graciously called me last night to concede this race.
Finally, I want to thank the thousands of volunteers who worked so tirelessly on my behalf. The walking and phoning made a huge difference. And to my wife Betty and my children who allowed me to campaign and who campaigned with me, I can’t thank you enough.”
California's 33rd Congressional District extends from the Palos Verdes Peninsula along the Los Angeles coastline to Malibu and curves east and north to include Agoura Hills and Calabasas, Beverly Hills and the Mid-City and western Hollywood Hills portions of Los Angeles. Prior to being elected to Congress, Ted Lieu served on the Torrance City Council, California State Assembly and California State Senate.