April 13 – California Senate District 37 and Assembly District 43
Two Southern California districts in the Assembly have become vacant and voters will choose new representatives on April 13.
In each election, all the candidates will appear on the same ballot, regardless of party affiliation. If no single candidate wins a majority on April 13, the top vote-getter in each party will advance to a runoff on June 8, the same day as the state’s gubernatorial primary.
In the 37th Senate District, located around Riverside, Republican John Benoit was appointed to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and 3 members of each major party are running for his seat.
School board member Matt Monica of Palm Desert of the American Independent Party is also running.
In the 43rd Assembly District, which contains Burbank, Glendale and a small piece of Los Angeles, Democrat Paul Krekorian. Krekorian was elected to the Los Angeles City Council. Three Democrats will fight for the nomination and the right to face the sole Republican candidate, Sunder Ramani, a local small business owner.
Currently, Democrats control the State Assembly 49-29-1 and the State Senate 25-14 with one vacancy in each.