LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Vote by mail ballots will begin being sent today to voters in the 30th Senate District for the March 2 special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell.
All participating ballot drop boxes will be available beginning Monday. The list of them can be found at https://locator.lavote.net/locations-list/vbm/?id=4256&culture=en.
Three Democrats, two Republicans, a Peace and Freedom Party candidate and one candidate with no party preference will appear on the ballot for the race to represent the overwhelmingly Democratic district that includes Culver City, Mar Vista, Century City, Ladera Heights, Exposition Park, South Los Angeles, Westmont, much of downtown Los Angeles and a portion of Inglewood.
If no candidate receives a majority, a runoff between the top two finishers will be held May 4.
Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager, D-Baldwin Hills, announced her candidacy in November and has been endorsed by Mitchell and the California Democratic Party, receiving 93% of the votes from the Endorsing Caucus which is made up of the 2019-2021 Democratic State Central Committee.
California Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks called Kamlager “a social justice champion (who) has made transformative changes to reform the criminal justice system and has strongly advocated for environmental justice policies and equity in our education system.”