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| Friday, Nov 15, 2019
special election - Gavin Newsom, then-candidate for Governor of California, speaks at the podium during a campaign rally held at the Newhall Family Theater in Newhall on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, as he is applauded by (from left): Newsom's wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom; Katie Hill, candidate for Congress; Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator; and Christy Smith, candidate for California Assembly. | Photo: Dan Watson / The Signal.
Gavin Newsom, then-candidate for Governor of California, speaks at the podium during a campaign rally held at the Newhall Family Theater in Newhall on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, as he is applauded by (from left): Newsom's wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom; Katie Hill, candidate for Congress; Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator; and Christy Smith, candidate for California Assembly. | Photo: Dan Watson / The Signal.

 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom officially declared Friday morning the special election to fill former Rep. Katie Hill’s vacant seat after her resignation.

The election will be held along with one for the 28th Senate District on May 12, following the primary for the special election on March 3.

Hill’s last day in office was Nov. 1, following her final remarks as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 31.

Days before, she released a statement indicating her resignation from Congress amid allegations involving her personal life and an investigation into the matter opened by the House Committee on Ethics.

Since Hill’s resignation, multiple people have entered the race and others have voiced interest in leading the 25th Congressional District, which represents the Santa Clarita, Simi and Antelope valleys.

Candidates include Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita; Lancaster City Councilwoman Angela Underwood Jacobs; former naval officer Mike Garcia; and business owner David Rudnick.

Former Rep. Steve Knight, who served from 2015-19 but lost his re-election bid in 2018 to Hill, also announced his intent to run for the seat.

George Papadopoulos, a former Donald Trump campaign adviser, filed with the Federal Election Commission to enter the race in late October. Cenk Uygur, founder of media company The Young Turks, announced his bid for the seat this week on social media.

Read Newsom’s declaration here.

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  1. Melody Reid says:

    The replacement of a House representative usually takes between 3-6 months. Why will our election of a replacement representative be in seven (7) months? The primary is in March, in five (5) months. The election could be done then. So, we will be without a representative for 7 months?

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