When Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon retires this year, California will lose a veteran lawmaker. As chairman of the powerful
The 25th district, which covers much of northern Los Angeles County and dips into Ventura County at Simi Valley, is still considered a Republican stronghold, though the gap between the parties is fairly narrow: 38% of registered voters are Republicans and 36% are Democrats. Two of the leading candidates in the race, former state Sen.
That's why we prefer Lee Rogers, a doctor and moderate Democrat from Simi Valley.
While Rogers has never held public office, he has a good grasp of the issues in the district, having continued his campaign for the office after losing to McKeon in 2012. He supports raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10, believes in