Freshman Assembly member Patty Lopez, D-San Fernando, left, helps her mother, Maria de Jesus, with her hair before the start of the Assembly session on Dec. 1, 2014. Lopez defeated incumbent Raul Bocanegra, D-Los Angeles by 466 votes.
Freshman Assembly member Patty Lopez, D-San Fernando, left, helps her mother, Maria de Jesus, with her hair before the start of the Assembly session on Dec. 1, 2014. Lopez defeated incumbent Raul Bocanegra, D-Los Angeles by 466 votes. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Freshman Assembly member Patty Lopez, D-San Fernando, left, helps her mother, Maria de Jesus, with her hair before the start of the Assembly session on Dec. 1, 2014. Lopez defeated incumbent Raul Bocanegra, D-Los Angeles by 466 votes. Rich Pedroncelli AP