California state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of July 2014, eight special elections have been scheduled for the California State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in California State Senate Districts 4, 16, 26, 32, and 40, and California State Assembly Districts 45, 52, 54 and 80.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the California Legislature, the governor must call for a special election. The election must be called by the governor within fourteen days of the vacancy. No special election can be held if the vacancy happens in an election year and the nominating deadline passes.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 28
     Republican Party 12
Total 40

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 55
     Republican Party 24
     Vacancy 1
Total 80

Special elections

January 8, 2013



March 12, 2013



May 14, 2013



May 21, 2013



July 23, 2013



September 17, 2013



September 24, 2013



November 19, 2013



December 3, 2013



See also

References

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  2. Times Standard, "Del Norte state Sen. Doug LaMalfa resigns, special election to be held," September 5, 2012
  3. California Newswire, "Special Election Proclamation by The Governor of The State of California," September 6, 2012
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  6. News 10, "Republican wins in special Senate election," January 9, 2013
  7. Red Bluff Daily News, "California state Senate race drops to five candidates," September 2012
  8. Sacramento Bee, "Dan Logue drops out of 4th Senate District special election," October 8, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 KPCC, "Gov. Brown schedules special election for 2 vacant SoCal state Senate seats," January 7, 2013
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  11. Daily Bulletin, "Six Inland Empire politicians plunge into special election for seat in state Senate," January 18, 2013
  12. SCPR.org, "32nd Senate District race heads to a May runoff to represent Pomona, Fontana and Ontario," March 13, 2013
  13. Daily Facts, "Assemblywoman Norma Torres wins Democratic Party's endorsement in special election," January 26, 2013
  14. Imperial Valley Press, "Special election will fill seat vacated by Vargas," November 14, 2012
  15. U-T San Diego, "2 REPUBLICANS JOIN STATE SENATE RACE," January 19, 2013
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  20. pe.com, "SENATE ELECTION: Norma Torres beats Paul Leon for Inland seat," May 14, 2013
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  32. visaliatimesdelta.com, "Perez concedes state Senate election to Vidak," July 25, 2013
  33. dailybulletin.com, "Gov. Brown announces special election to fill 52nd District," May 21, 2013
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  42. dailybulletin.com, "Nine candidates seek to replace Torres in Assembly," June 2, 2013
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  44. blog.pe.com, "52ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT: Rodriguez wins special election," September 25, 2013
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