Dante Acosta opens 2020 Assembly campaign committeeMai Nguyen Do December 13, 2018 1 COMMENT
Dante Acosta, the former Assemblyman of the 38th Assembly District, has opened a campaign committee for the 2020 election.
The one-term Republican Assemblyman was unseated by Democrat Christy Smith in the 2018 midterm election. Smith narrowly defeated Acosta by 5,453 votes.
Acosta’s 2020 filing comes two days after his nomination to the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board of directors by Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger. Should his nomination be accepted by the current board, Acosta’s term will begin on Jan. 2, 2019.
Although Acosta opened a campaign committee, he still has not filed a Statement of Intention to Run. Candidates cannot start collecting contributions until their Statement of Intention to Run has been filed, according to the California Secretary of State.
Aside from Acosta and Smith, no other candidates in the 38th Assembly District have yet opened committees or filed Statements of Intention to Run in the 2020 election.
Mai Nguyen Do is a Vietnamese American poet and researcher. She is a lifelong Santa Clarita resident and a College of the Canyons graduate. She is also the author of Ghosts Still Walking (2016) and Battlefield Blooming (2019). Find her on Twitter @DoNguyenMai.