Voters in California Elect Wendy Carrillo to the Assembly District 51 Seat

California, elections, special elections

Democrat Wendy Carrillo defeated Democrat Luis Lopez in a special election to fill the California Assembly District 51 seat. Carrillo is a former union organizer and radio host who has the endorsement of the state Democratic party.

The seat was left open after Democrat Jimmy Gomez was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July.

Carrillo and Lopez advanced to Tuesday’s election by finishing first and second among 13 candidates in an October 3 primary.

Lopez conceded late Tuesday, December 5.