Current 24th Congressional District incumbent Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) announced her retirement in April 2015, opening up a seat she's held for the last 18 years. Nine candidates are running for the position. They range from local and state politicians, to businessman types, and even a couple of former university professors with doctorate degrees. The Sun met with each of them for a one-on-one interview. Besides their ideas, we got to know a little bit of their personalities. Although not considered a contentious district, history has shown that anything can happen. The field will most likely be narrowed after the state's June 7 primary.