LaMalfa resignation leads to special election for State Senator

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Siskiyou County Clerk Colleen Setzer announced today that Governor Brown issued a proclamation Sept. 5 calling for a special election in State Senate District 4.

The Special Primary Election will be consolidated on the ballot with the November 6, 2012 General Election.

The special election became necessary after Doug LaMalfa resigned as District 4 State Senator Aug. 31.

Although statewide redistricting completed in 2011 moved Siskiyou County from Senate District 4 to Senate District 1, Setzer said Siskiyou County voters will participate in this special election because Siskiyou County was in Senate District 4 at the time LaMalfa's office was originally voted on.

According to a press release from Setzer, "State law and court decisions require that all special elections to fill a legislative vacancy include the original district that voted on the position."

Information about the special election, including candidate filing information, can be found on the California Secretary of State's website,, or by calling county clerk Colleen Setzer at 842-8084 or emailing her at