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:
- Senate District 7
Susan Bonilla (D)
Joan Buchanan (D)
Terry Kremin (D)
Steven Glazer (D)
Michaela M. Hertle (R)
UPDATED 1/24 @ 10:26 AM to add Michaela M. Hertle (R) as a ballot qualified candidate in Senate District 7.