Governor Brown calls Special Election

Governor Brown today called a Special Election for the vacancy resulting from the resignation of State Senator Doug La Malfa. The text of the proclamation:

I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim and order that a special election shall be held on the 8th day of January, 2013, within the 4th Senate District of the State to fill the vacancy of the office of State Senator from that district resulting from the resignation of Senator Doug LaMalfa.

Today’s Update

Updated biographies of candidates who will be attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention as Delegates;

Luis Alejo
Tom Ammiano
Marty Block
Bob Blumenfield
Debra Bowen
Steven Bradford
Francine Busby
Cruz Bustamante
Betsy Butler
Charles Calderon
Nora Campos
John Chiang
Gray Davis
Mike Davis
Hector De La Torre
Kevin De Leon
Roger Dickinson
Martha M. Escutia
Mike Gatto
Isadore Hall
Kamala Harris
Reggie Jones-Sawyer
Ricardo Lara
Mark Leno
Bonnie Lowenthal
Ferial Masry
Tony Mendoza
Gavin Newsom
Fabian Nunez
Alex Padilla
Darren Parker
Mona Pasquil
V.M. Perez
Curren Price
Sandre Swanson
Leland Yee

The full list of delegates is available here.

La Malfa to Resign

Doug La Malfa

State Senator Doug La Malfa, a candidate for Congress in November, announced today that he would resign from the state legislature at the end of tonight’s session.

His early departure allows for the consolidation of the Special Election with the General Election, saving counties millions of dollars on voter guide and ballot printing costs, as well as the expense of opening polling places in the 12 northern counties in his district.

If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November election, the top two candidates will face eachother in a run-off on January 8th.