Endorsement: Elect Rhonda Shader to the
California Senate

Rhonda Shader prepares to address visitors to the Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at city hall in Placentia, CA, on Monday, Nov 11, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

The 34th state Senate district, which includes a large portion of central Orange County and a sliver of Los Angeles County, pits incumbent Democratic Sen. Tom Umberg against Republican Rhonda Shader, the mayor of Placentia. Umberg won a slim victory in 2018 over a well-known local Republican, but redistricting has given Democrats a 26-point advantage there.