Local News in Brief : 4 Write-Ins Join 50th District Race

Four write-in candidates have entered the contest for the 50th Assembly District seat last held by the late Curtis Tucker (D-Inglewood), whose name remains on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The four will run as Democrats, opposing Republican Mike Davis.

Tucker died Oct. 9, too late to remove his name from the ballot. State Democratic leaders are urging residents in the heavily Democratic district to elect Tucker, thus forcing a special election for the seat.

The most well-known of the four Democrats who met Tuesday’s filing deadline was Inglewood political consultant Roderick Wright, 36, a veteran of numerous campaigns in the black community.


Also filing were Frank Wong, 56, of El Segundo, a retired engineer and unsuccessful state Senate candidate in June; Carl McGill, 29, of Inglewood, a Los Angeles police officer; and Andra Higgs, 26, a law clerk and part-time journalist from Los Angeles.

The 50th District encompasses Inglewood, El Segundo, Westchester, Lennox and parts of South Los Angeles.