A day after terming out of the Assembly, Compton Democrat Isadore Hall returned to Sacramento on Monday, sitting in the back of the Senate chambers and then hitting the town to mix it up with past colleagues and interest group representatives.
Hall, his staff clarified, was merely a civilian: “Citizen Hall,” they called him. But that title is unlikely to last more than a few days.
On Tuesday, he is the heavy favorite to succeed former Sen. Rod Wright to represent Los Angeles’ 35th Senate District. The special election that features two other Democrats and a Republican is the first of at least four planned for the coming months. Other openings will occur when Sens. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, and Mimi Walters, R-Laguna Niguel, take their seats in Congress in early January.
Below is a look at the 35th district race, as well as the candidates, or those said to be considering runs for the other seats:
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35th Senate District (Los Angeles)
Democrat Louis L. Dominguez, retired teacher
Democrat Isadore Hall, III, former asemblyman
Democrat Hector Serrano, harbor planning commissioner
Republican James Spencer, businessman
7th Senate District (East Bay Area)
Democrat Susan Bonilla, assemblywoman
Democrat Joan Buchanan, former assemblywoman
Democrat Steve Glazer, Orinda councilman and adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown
Republican Mark Meuser, civil litigation attorney
21st Senate District (Northern Los Angeles County-High Desert)
Republican Dante Acosta, Santa Clarita councilman
Republican Sal Chavez, businessman
Republican Marvin Crist, Lancaster vice mayor
Republican Tim Donnelly, former assemblyman/businessman
Democrat Johnathon Ervin, senior engineer
Republican Sandra Johnson, Lancaster councilwoman
Republican John Kunak, former Castaic Area Town councilman
Republican Jim Ledford, Palmdale mayor
Democrat Star Moffatt, legal office manager
Republican R. Rex Parris, Lancaster mayor
Republican Sharon Runner, former assemblywoman and senator
Republican Eric Schmidt, Hesperia mayor pro tem
Republican Scott Wilk, assemblyman
37th Senate District (Orange County)
Republican John Moorlach, Orange County supervisor
Republican Don Wagner, assemblyman
Call Christopher Cadelago, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 326-5538. Follow him on Twitter @ccadelago.