PALMDALE Assemblywoman Sharon Runner appeared to be beating Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford’s primary challenge to her re-election in early returns Tuesday night. Ledford challenged Runner for the Republican nomination for the 36th District seat, in which Runner is finishing her second term representing the Antelope and Victor valleys. The Republican primary winner will face Palmdale School District trustee Bo Bynum, a Democrat, in November. In the Democratic primary race for the 43rd District seat being vacated by Assembly majority leader Dario Frommer, Burbank school board member Paul Krekorian was ahead of Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero. The winner will face Republican Michael Agbaba and Libertarian Steve Myers, the only candidates for their parties’ nominations. Frommer, a Glendale Democrat who has been the area’s assemblyman since 2000, is leaving office because he has served the three terms allowed under California law. In the southwest San Fernando Valley, the 41st District seat is being vacated by Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, D-Woodland Hills, who has also served the maximum three terms. Calabasas City Councilman Barry Groveman was leading a five-person field for the Democratic district nomination. Tony Dolz was ahead of Adriana Van Hemert for the Republican nomination. In the 39th Assembly District, state Sen. Richard Alarcon, D-Van Nuys, is the only candidate from any party. He is termed-out of his state senate office and will fill the seat held by Assemblywoman Cindy Monta?ez, D-San Fernando, who is running for Alarcon’s Senate seat. In the 38th Assembly District representing Santa Clarita and the northern San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita City Councilman Cameron Smythe was ahead for the Republican nomination and Lyn Shaw was ahead among Democrats. The 38th District seat is being vacated by Keith Richman, R-Granada Hills, who has served three terms. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!