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Home » Santa Clarita News » KHTS Interviews 38th Assembly District Candidate Edward Headington

KHTS Interviews 38th Assembly District Candidate Edward Headington

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By Stephen K. Peeples

Edward Headington, the Democratic candidate for the California Assembly’s 38th District, was interviewed on the air on AM 1220 KHTS Thursday morning.

 Headington is the Democratic candidate for the California Assembly’s 38th District, which includes most of the Santa Clarita Valley; portions of Los Angeles, Glendale and Simi Valley; as well as Chatsworth, Granada Hills, Porter Ranch and Santa Susana in the San Fernando Valley.

Headington is running against Republican Scott Wilk in the Nov. 6 general election to fill the Assembly seat held for the past six years by Republican Cameron Smyth, who’s now termed out.  

Headington is a lifelong San Fernando Valley resident and a small-business owner.

A graduate of Burroughs High School in Burbank, Headington earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from USC, and a Master’s in Political Management from George Washington University.

In private life, Headington was Public Affairs Manager for the National Small Business Association in 2000 and 2001, and in 2003 founded his own PR firm, Headington Media Group.

In public life, Headington has served as a public policy and/or communication aide to Democratic Assemblyman Scott Wildman, former Republican L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan, and L.A. City Councilmembers Cindy Miscikowski and Jose Huizar.

Headington also has served as a volunteer with the LAPD’s Mission Area station, and is an elected member of the Granada Hills Neighborhood Council.

Headington is 39 years old and lives in Granada Hills with his wife Sasha. They have one child, an 18-month-old son, Narayan.

Headington became the Democratic Party nominee for California Assembly on June 5 when he finished second behind Scott Wilk in a four-person field in the state’s new top-two primary system.

This is Headington’s first bid for an Assembly seat, and his campaign website is

Hear the interview podcast here.

Photo: Courtesy SCVTV.


KHTS Interviews 38th Assembly District Candidate Edward Headington

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About Perry Smith

Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at
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