The race for the 49th Congressional District is a rematch between incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Levin, a Democrat, and his former 2020 Republican challenger, Brian Maryott.
After the district’s boundaries were redrawn, voter registration is almost evenly split, putting the district in the spotlight as Republicans hope to unseat the incumbent and reseat themselves in their quest to retake the House majority in Washington, DC
The candidates have very different views on many of the important issues of the day, from the economy to abortion to climate goals. Whoever voters elect in the 49th will help determine the future direction our elected leaders will take as they craft the policies that will shape our lives.
The national spotlight is on the 49th Congressional District as a battleground that Republicans hope to flip in their quest to retake the majority in the US House of Representatives
The 49th is a coastal district that stretches from Dana Point to Del Mar. With the newly drawn boundaries, the county lost La Jolla and gained the Orange County city of Laguna Niguel.
Levin is a former environmental attorney and, if elected, would serve his third term in Congress. Maryott is a certified financial planner who served as mayor of San Juan Capistrano.
The debate will be moderated by NBC 7’s Mark Mullen, Catherine Garcia and Priya Sridhar. You can tune in on Friday, October 14th at 6:30pm on NBC 7.