John A. Perez

Jimmy Gomez on winning the 34th District: 'Was that a dream?'

Jimmy Gomez on winning the 34th District: 'Was that a dream?'

Congressman-elect Jimmy Gomez said he woke up Wednesday morning at his Eagle Rock home unsure whether his decisive win over fellow Democrat Robert Lee Ahn was real.

“I actually was like, ‘Was that a dream? Did that really happen?’” said the 42-year-old Gomez.

Gomez never even planned to go to college. As a freshman in high school, Gomez’s grade-point average was a dismal 0.83. (“Five Ds and an F,” he recalls.)

In many ways, “I’m still the community college kid with immigrant parents,” the current state assemblyman for the 51st...

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