Six candidates will vie Tuesday, November 2nd, for two local State Senate seats. State senators are elected to four-year terms.

DISTRICT 23 — State Senate District 23 includes Santa Monica, as well as Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Hidden Hills, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, and parts of the City of Los Angeles.

Democrat incumbent Sheila Kuehl, a state senator since 2000 and previously a three-term state assemblymember, will face two challengers:

n Colin Goldman, a Libertarian business executive; and

n Leonard Lanzi, a Republican development director for Junior Achievement of Southern California.

DISTRICT 25 — State Senate District 25 includes parts of Westchester, as well as Compton, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lynwood, Paramount, parts of Los Angeles, and parts of Long Beach.

Democrat incumbent Edward Vincent, a state senator since 2000 and previously a two-term state assemblymember, will face two challengers:

n Dale Ogden, a Libertarian insurance consultant and actuary; and

n James Spencer, a Republican businessman.

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