Final results released Thursday confirmed that community activist Wendy Carrillo and nonprofit healthcare director Luis Lopez will square off in a Dec. 5 runoff for the 51st Assembly District seat.
Carrillo and Lopez topped a 13-candidate field in the Oct. 3 special election, with Carrillo earning 22.2 percent of the vote, and Lopez collecting 18.6 percent, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office.
A runoff is required since no candidate earned more than 50 percent of the vote.
Mike Fong, a member of the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees, finished in third place with 16.1 percent of the vote.
Final voter turnout for the special election was 10.4 percent. The county Board of Supervisors is expected to declare the results official on Tuesday.
The special election was prompted by then-Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez’s election to Congress in a special election June 6.
The district includes Echo Park, Chinatown, Glassell Park, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, El Sereno, Highland Park, Mount Washington, Lincoln Heights, City Terrace, Eagle Rock, East Los Angeles and a portion of Silver Lake.
–City News Service
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