The Compton Herald endorses Nanette Barragan for Congress. Photo: Nanette Barragan
Congratulations Nanette Barragan. In a hotly contested race, which pitted the political newcomer with long time elected Sen. Isadore Hall, Barragan has bested Hall by nearly 7,000 votes.
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United States Representative, 44th District
Nanette Diaz Barragán 51.95% 84,266
Isadore Hall, III 48.05% 77,937
358 of 358 precincts reporting (100.0%)Voter Nominated
Speculation is growing on social media as to what is next for Sen. Hall, who will vacate his current post this January. Many wonder if he will return back to Compton in the capacity of either an assistant city manager or its mayor.
Many believe his loyalty to Mayor Aja Brown will thwart those efforts, although he has the capacity to raise money to challenge her. In regards to being city manager, this author has yet to ascertain what Sen. Hall was doing prior to being elected to the Compton school board in 2001. Comptonites can’t tell you either.
The city’s local newspaper, the Compton Herald
, didn’t endorse
Hall for Congress and most likely wouldn’t endorse for mayor either.
Is this the end of Sen. Isadore Hall’s political career?