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Who is Running for California’s Senate Seat?


With the election just under ten months away, US Senate candidates from California had their first debate. 

The race includes five candidates from all over the state competing to take over the late Dianne Feinstein’s seat. 

Who’s In the Race? 

Although the debate included only four candidates, five people are vying to be the next US Senator from California. 

The five candidates include: 

  • Rep. Adam Schiff 
  • Rep. Katie Porter 
  • Rep. Barbara Lee
  • Eric Early 
  • Steve Garvey 

So, who are candidates? 

Rep. Adam Schiff 

Adam Schiff is currently a member of Congress, representing California’s 30th district. He made a name in the House of Representatives by leading the First House Impeachment Inquiry and Trial of former President Trump. 

As a senator, his main priorities include: 

  • Making Childcare Affordable 
  • Increasing Competition and Reducing Costs 
  • Creating a Robust Care Economy 
  • Making our Tax System Fairer 
  • Expanding the Social Safety Net for Vulnerable Families 
  • Lowering the Cost of Education 
  • Reforming the Supreme Court 
  • Abolishing the Filibuster 

To read Rep. Schiff’s plans if he becomes the next Senator of California, click here

Rep. Katie Porter 

Katie Porter is currently a member of Congress, representing California’s 47th district. She was first elected in 2018 and has been the top-performing Democrat in a traditional Republican Orange County. 

As a Senator, her main priorities include: 

  • Housing & Homelessness 
  • Unrig the Economy 
  • Healthcare 
  • Public Safety & Gun Violence 
  • Empower Workers 
  • Climate Crisis 
  • Clean Up Corruption 
  • Racial Justice & Freedom for All 

To read Rep. Porter’s full list of priorities if she is elected, click here

Rep. Barbara Lee 

Barbera Lee is currently a member of Congress, representing California’s 12th district. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Policy and Steering Committee, while also serving on the Budget Committee and the Appropriations Committee. 

As a Senator, her main priorities include: 

  • Health Care for All 
  • Climate Action

To read Rep. Barbara Lee's full list of issues, click here

Eric Early 

Eric Early is a co-owner and Managing Partner of a law firm. Early was the only candidate to not appear on the debate stage. His endorsements include many of the local GOP chambers in California. 

As a senator, Early’s priorities would include: 

  • Cut regulations that affect job creation and entrepreneurship  
  • Stand up to ‘far left’ ideals 
  • Protect and Preserve Our Democracy 

To read more about Eric Early’s campaign, click here

Steve Garvey 

Steve Garvey is a former baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In his post-baseball career, he has been a champion for those disabled or suffering from disease. He has assisted in causes such as diabetes, Special Olympics, Multiple Sclerosis, and ALS. 

Steve’s priorities as a senator would include: 

  • Solving the Homelessness Crisis 
  • Improving the Californian’s Quality of Life 
  • Addressing Crime and Public Safety 
  • Supporting Israel and Ukraine 
  • Reforming Immigration 
  • Prioritizing Water Management 
  • Empowering California’s Agricultural Heartland 
  • Championing Environmental Stewardship 
  • Elevating our Education System

To read more about Steve Garvey’s list of priorities, click here

We’ll make sure to update you on the latest of the US Senate Race in California. 

Keep up with BOMA on the Frontline for the latest news in the Greater Los Angeles Area. 

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