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Local News in Brief : 4 File for Seat of Legislator Who Died

Four write-in candidates have entered the contest for the 50th Assembly District seat of the late Curtis Tucker (D-Inglewood), whose name remains on the Nov. 8 ballot opposing Republican Mike Davis.

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

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

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

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The district encompasses Inglewood, El Segundo, Westchester, Lennox and parts of South Los Angeles.


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