Five Democrats and a Socialist Workers Party candidate will appear on the ballot for the May 18 special election to fill the 54th Assembly District seat, Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber announced.
The Democrats are Isaac Bryan, an educator and community organizer; Heather Hutt, a former state director for then-Sen. Kamala Harris; Dallas Fowler, a businesswoman and nonprofit executive; Samuel Robert Morales, a financial advisor and entrepreneur; and Cheryl C. Turner, an attorney and state commissioner.
Retail grocery worker Bernard Senter will appear on the ballot as a candidate with no party preference because there are not enough voters who have registered as members of the Socialist Workers Party for it to qualify as an official party.
The special election was necessitated when Sydney Kamlager won the March 2 special election to fill the 30th Senate District seat that was vacated by Holly L. Mitchell’s election to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
If no candidate receives a majority, a runoff will be held July 20 among the top two finishers.
The 54th Assembly District consists of Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, the Crenshaw district, Century City, Culver City, Ladera Heights, Mar Vista, Palms, Rancho Park, Westwood and parts of South Los Angeles and Inglewood.