December 18, 2018
  • 10:26 am Dante Acosta opens 2020 Assembly campaign committee
  • 12:00 pm Saugus Union School District welcomes two new governing board members
  • 11:30 am After intense debate, Marsha McLean selected as Santa Clarita mayor
  • 9:30 am CalArts alumni to be featured at 2019 Sundance Film Festival
  • 10:00 am Awaiting transition, Rep. Steve Knight’s office no longer accepting constituent casework

Dante Acosta, the former Assemblyman of the 38th Assembly District, has opened a campaign committee for the 2020 election.

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Photo courtesy of Assemblymember Christy Smith's office.

Christy Smith was officially sworn in as the Assemblymember of the 38th Assembly District on Monday, Dec. 3.

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Although the race between 38th Assembly District incumbent Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) and Democratic challenger Christy Smith has yet to be called, the latest ballot counts have Smith leading by 1.14 percent of the vote.

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SUSD Governing Board candidate Laura Arrowsmith addresses the crowd at the local Democratic election night party. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer.

Although Santa Clarita City Council and William S. Hart Unified School District Governing Board incumbents held their seats on Nov. 6, the amount of Democratic challengers alone showed unprecedented Democratic enthusiasm in Santa Clarita.

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Kamala Harris rallies a crowd of about 500 at the Newhall Family Theatre. Photo courtesy of Bruce McFarland.

Hundreds of local residents, activists and volunteers packed the Newhall Family Theatre to capacity on Saturday, Nov. 3 to hear Lt. Governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) speak just three days before the general election.

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With days left until the general election, a political action committee largely funded by oil and gas companies is spending $120,616 on digital media in support of Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita).

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Photo courtesy of Christy Smith for Assembly.

As the 2018 election cycle wraps up, here is my closing argument to voters: vote.

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For the first time, a plurality of voters in the 38th Assembly District are registered Democrats.

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Marking the three year anniversary of the historic Aliso Canyon blowout, Porter Ranch residents who were evacuated from their homes called out Rep. Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) for accepting donations from those responsible for the leak.

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Laura Arrowsmith, Saugus Union School District Board Trustee Area 2 candidate, talks to local Girl Scouts. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer

Over 65 Girl Scouts from Santa Clarita gathered at Northpark Elementary School with local candidates to learn about civic engagement, government and running for office on Friday, Oct. 12. The “Girl Scout the Vote” event was organized by Girl Scout Troop 1122 leaders, who invited local candidates and elected officials to attend the event. The troop […]

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