Dababneh vs. Shelley in Nov. 19 Runoff – 45th Assembly District

In the race to replace former Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, Democrat Matt Dababneh and Republican Susan Shelley emerged as the top two vote-getters in a field of 11 on Sept. 17.

Both secured about a quarter of the vote. Dababneh, an aide to Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, bested several other Democrats. Shelley, a constitutional scholar, easily eclipsed fellow Republican Chris Kolski.

The two will now face off in a November 19 general election. Assembly District 45 – West San Fernando Valley (now includes the city of Calabasas)

Previous report published on August 5, 2013

There will be a special election to fill Bob Blumenfield’s seat on September 17, 2013, with a likely November 19, 2013 runoff.

Probable Candidates