Voters casting ballots in May 12 special election to fill California’s 28th Senate District seat must vote-by-mail

Elizabeth Romero
Elizabeth Romero is running against Assembly member and Lake Elsinore resident Melissa Melendez for the seat representing California’s 28th Senate District. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Residents in Riverside County will have to cast their vote by mail in the May 12 special election thanks to the social distancing and stay at home orders issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom March 19. The May 12 election is being held by order of Newsom to fill the seat in the 28th Senate District left vacant by former Sen. Jeff Stone who accepted position with the U.S. Department of Labor as the western regional director in October 2019, leaving his seat in the Senate up for grabs. The top two vote getters from California’s March 3 primary election, California 67th District Assembly member and Lake Elsinore resident Melissa Melendez will face off against Elizbeth Romero, the chief government and community relations officer for University of California Riverside and a lifelong
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