Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday called a special election to fill a vacancy caused when state Sen.
The special primary election for the 35th Senate District will be held Dec. 9. If no candidate wins 50% of the vote plus one, a runoff election will be held Feb. 10.
Three candidates have already emerged for the contest: Assemblyman
The election will allow the winner to serve the remaining two years of Wright's four-year term, which was interrupted when a jury found him guilty of eight felonies including perjury and voter fraud for lying about living in the district in Inglewood when he was really residing in an upscale neighborhood of Baldwin Hills.
The district includes the communities of Carson, Compton, West Compton, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Pedro, Torrance, West Carson, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington.