La Malfa Vacancy: Nielsen wins Special Election

Jim Nielsen

Nine weeks ago, I wrote this article when it appeared that Jim Nielsen had received just over 50% of the vote in the Special Primary Election. He ended falling up a couple hundred votes short, so after correcting that first post, I’m going to rerelease it again tonight:

With Jim Nielsen receiving nearly two thirds of the vote in the runoff, the Special Election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of State Senator Doug La Malfa has been filled. Nielsen will likely be sworn in as early as Thursday. Because Nielsen will serve less than half of the current term (he will be up for reelection in 2014), he will be eligible for two more full terms, bring his total time in the Senate to just under 22 years.

Senator La Malfa resigned on September 1st, at the end of the Legislative Session.