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Political Notebook: Slew of LGBTQ candidates seek CA legislative seats

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With at least 18 out candidates seeking California legislative seats in 2022, LGBTQ leaders are on the cusp of reaching their goal to have 10% of state lawmakers be from the community.

In order to do so, the Legislative LGBTQ Caucus needs to grow from its current eight members to 12."I think there is a good chance of getting there," said gay state Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), now in his second year of a four-year term.All 80 Assembly seats are up for grabs as are the 20 even-numbered Senate seats.

Ahead of Friday's filing deadline to appear on the June 7 primary ballot, no known transgender person had decided to mount a bid in one of the races.

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