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Masry now only Democrat running for 37th District Assembly seat

Posted: February 23, 2010 2:02 p.m.
Updated: February 24, 2010 1:53 p.m.
Ferial Masry is now the only Democratic candidate running for the California 37th Assembly District primary and general election.

Her two opponents, Warren Harwood and Ernest Morrell, have both dropped out of the race. Masry hopes she has the region's full endorsement and financial support.

"When the Republican opponent refers to the candidate as an inspiration and promises to run a fair, positive campaign, we can only hope our Democrats can share this enthusiasm and bolster her with pride also," says Percy Severn, a Newbury Park resident.

This is now an open seat. After coming within 4.5 percent of winning the last campaign, Masry still realizes that she will garner early support, in spite of Republican opponent Jeff Gorell's $250,000 treasury and the full backing of his party.

"Yes, she has been the standard bearer for the 37th Assembly District when others didn't believe it was possible for a Democrat to even run," says Todd L. Hoover, a Castaic resident. "This time we believe that, with her name recognition, residents identifying with her will stay with her to the finish line due to her persistence and perseverance."

Lynn Landers, a neighbor of Masry, summed it up in four words: "Her campaign should be renamed to ‘2010: You Go, Girl.'"

The 37th Assembly District includes the communities of Acton, Agua Dulce, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Castaic, Chatsworth, Fillmore, Los Angeles, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oak View, Ojai, Piru, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Somis, Thousand Oaks and West Hills.

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