Politics

Assemblyman Hall likely to replace state senator who resigned

Assemblyman Isadore Hall ( D-Compton), shown in this file photo, is the favorite in a special election Tuesday to replace state Sen. Rod Wright, who was sentenced for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.
Assemblyman Isadore Hall ( D-Compton), shown in this file photo, is the favorite in a special election Tuesday to replace state Sen. Rod Wright, who was sentenced for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.
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A termed-out state assemblyman is the favorite to succeed a state senator who resigned after he was sentenced for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.

Sen. Rod Wright, a Democrat from Inglewood, resigned in September, setting up Tuesday's special election for a successor to serve the last two years of his term.

Isadore Hall, a Democrat from Compton, is the only one of four candidates to spend significant money on his campaign for the 35th Senate District seat located entirely within Los Angeles County. Hall termed out of the Assembly last month.

Sixty-one percent of the district's voters are registered Democrats.

Hall will avoid a runoff if he wins more than half the vote against two other Democrats and a Republican.