A special election for the 33rd state Senate District, which includes most of Long Beach and many southeast Los Angeles county cities, will be held June 4 with a primary scheduled first on March 26, according to a proclamation issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday.
The seat was vacated by Ricardo Lara after he was elected in November as California insurance commissioner.
Other candidates include Lynwood Councilman Jose Solache, South Gate Councilwoman Denise Diaz, Bell councilmembers Ali Saleh and Ana Maria Quintana as well as Central Valley Water District member Leticia Vasquez-Wilson.
The June 4 election will only be required if there is a runoff in March, according to county Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan.
The governor also proclaimed a special election for the 1st state Senate District in Northeastern California which Ted Gaines left vacant when he won a seat on the state Board of Equalization.
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