Sharon Runner is Lone Candidate in SD-21 Special Election

Sharon Runner

Sharon Runner

The filing period for the three State Senate special elections closed today at 5 pm. Most notable is that Sharon Runner was the only candidate to file in Senate District 21.

It’s certainly not common for candidates to appear alone on Special Election ballots. In fact, according to a quick review of our records, it has only happened twice in the past 50 years.

  • In 1996, Carole Migden was the only candidate on the ballot in the AD-13 Special Election (to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Willie Brown). Two write-in candidates also ran, but Migden received a stunning 99.3% of the votes cast.

 

  • In 1975, Bill Greene was the only candidate on the ballot in the SD-29 Special Election (to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Merv Dymally (who had been elected Lieutenant Governor). Two write-ins campaigned in this election too, but Greene walked away with 96.2%.

In other news, the candidates in the two other Senate special Elections are:

 

UPDATED 1/24 @ 10:26 AM to add Michaela M. Hertle (R) as a ballot qualified candidate in Senate District 7.