Lori Wilson is running to fill Frazier’s vacancy until the end of the year
There is still time for registered candidates to enter the race
She is also the only candidate so far to stand in the June primary for the regular elections in the new AD11.
The current district includes Brfirewood and Antioch, the new is not
By allen D. Payton
On Wednesday, February 9, Suisun City Mayor Lori D. Wilson officially filed her candidacy to run in the April 5 special primary election for California’s current 11th Assembly District. The vacancy was caused by the resignation of former Assemblyman Jim Frazier in late December. At 5:00 p.m. the next day, Wilson, a Democrat, learned that she was the only candidate to file.
Wilson’s campaign issued a press release on Friday, February 11 stating, “She still intends to campaign vigorously to speak to voters about their concerns and tell them her story. Wilson believes that high voter turnout in every election is important for democracy.
Tim againand for Ordere-In candidates to drop off and run could force ballot in special general election
However, there is still time for registered candidates to file and enter the race. According to the Special Primary Election Schedule on the California Secretary of State’s website, which is not included in the Special Primary Election Schedule on the County Office of Elections website, the “period for all candidates written statements to file their written statement The application and nomination paperwork with the County Elections Officer” began February 7 and ends with the March 22, 2022 deadline. Those interested and who live in Contra Costa County must obtain the necessary documents from the Martinez Elections Office.
If a candidate does not obtain a majority of the votes of at least 50% plus one, a special general election will be held. The first two candidates of the primary will face each other in the legislative elections. Although a registered candidate’s name will not appear on the special ballot for primary elections, if a run-off is required, the name of the registered candidate who is one of the top two primary candidates will appear on the general ballot special electoral ballot. Whoever wins the election will fill the vacancy in the current 11th District until the end of the year. If no nomination papers are written, Wilson automatically wins will be sworn in April.
According to her LinkedIn account, since July 201, Wilson worked as finance director for developer KB Home in Fairfield, and in the same position for Meritage Homes from 2011 to January 2019. Prior to working in the private sector, she worked for two nonprofits, first as program director for Liberty, then as chief accountant for Fair Housing Napa Valley. Prior to that, she worked as an auditor for Solano County from 2003 to 2006.
Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Cal State Sacramento.
It was “endorsed by Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, who joins a long list of state and local elected officials who have expressed support for the campaign,” the press release said.
“Lori Wilson has the right priorities and experience to represent Solano and Contra Costa counties in the Assembly,” the press release continued. “As mayor of Suisun City, she helped resolve difficult issues and delivered her services to her constituents. We need strong women leaders in Sacramento and I am proud to support Lori Wilson for the Assembly.
According to her campaign website, Wilson is the first black female mayor to serve in all of Solano County. She has served as the mayor of Suisun City since 2018 and was first elected to the Suisun City Council in 2012. According to her press release, “During her tenure, she has worked tirelessly to make Suisun City a welcoming home. and safe for everyone. Wilson has a proven track record of fiscal responsibility while leading efforts to bring more housing, jobs and diversity to Suisun City. Lori Wilson is committed to fighting for the residents of California’s 11th Assembly District and has a proven track record of creating good jobs, keeping our community safe, and improving the quality of life for all. his constituents.
According to the biography on her campaign website, Wilson is “A native Californian raised in West Fresno, Lori is married to her sweetheart Chavares Wilson, a retired Air Force Reserve technical sergeant. They were blessed with two sons, Tyler and Kiren, and a daughter-in-law, Brittney. They have enjoyed living in Suisun City since 2004 after being stationed at Travis AFB for 5 years.
Only candidatee to file a regular election Also
Wilson also ran to run in the regular June primary election, for the newly redrawn district that no longer includes Antioch. To date in this race, she is also the only candidate to do so in Solano County or Contra Costa County. Candidates have until March 16 to apply, as the seat is currently vacant.
For more information about Wilson, visit ElectLoriWilson.com.
Former write-in candidate for Assembly District 11
This journalist was the last candidate to successfully run as a write-in candidate in a primary election for Assembly District 11 in 1998, garnering enough votes to be included in the November ballot. He lost to then outgoing Assemblyman Tom Torlakson.