With Jim Nielsen receiving just over 50% of the vote, the Special Election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of State Senator Doug La Malfa has been filled. Nielsen will have the option of being sworn in as early as December.
Senator La Malfa had resigned on September 1st, at the end of the Legislative Session. La Malfa’s early departure will allow his successor to be sworn in early enough in the term to introduce legislation and participate fully in the legislative calendar.
In other news, La Malfa was elected to Congress.