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Newsom Announces Special Election For Shirley Weber’s Former Seat

San Diego Union-Tribune-


Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation Tuesday declaring a special election for the 79th Assembly District on June 8, 2021, to fill the seat vacated by newly-appointed California Secretary of State Shirley Weber.

The primary election for the seat will be held April 6, Newsom’s office announced Tuesday.

The proclamation comes after the election of Joe Biden as president and former U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as vice president began a domino effect leading to Weber’s open seat.

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