Last week was a historical week for African Americans in our statewide primary elections as many incumbents, such as Congresswomen Maxine Waters, Diane Watson and Laura Richardson all were easily elected.
Then rising star Isadore Hall was triumphant in his bid for the 52nd State Assembly seat, Curren Price was reelected for the 51st Assembly seat and our good friend Rod Wright defeated pioneer Merv Dymally for California State senator in the 25th District.
Rod will bring a new energy and passion and is known as a man who will make things happen and he earned the votes of citizens who want change-something that Rod certainly will bring.
We are all happy for him and excited that he will have the opportunity to make a difference and the citizens in his district will become the primary beneficiary of his work.Rod will also bring a renewed energy and new ideas. Although he will have a Republican opponent in the fall election, there is no question that he will win.
On another note, while City Councilman Bernard Parks finished second in the voting to force a run off against Mark Ridley Thomas, let us not forget that Diane Watson defeated Yvonne Burke in a similar fashion only to lose in the general election for 2nd District Supervisor.
Let me know if there are any other issues we need to address, or stories we need to tell. Let me know what is on your mind. I really do want to hear from you, I want you to “Talk to Danny.”
Sincerely, Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. President & Executive Editor www.lasentinel.net