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March 12, 2013 State Senate District 32 Special Primary Election Archive

On January 7, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed a proclamation calling a special election for State Senate District 32 for a seat vacated by Gloria Negrete McLeod. The Special Primary Election was held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The top two candidates are continuing on to a Special General Election scheduled on May 14, 2013. There are more than 285,000 voters in San Bernardino County’s portion of State Senate District 32, which is also inclusive of a portion of Los Angeles County.

Election Publications

Key Dates and Deadlines



January 7, 2013

Governor signs proclamation calling for Special Election

January 9, 2013

Candidate filing begins

January 18, 2013

Candidate filing deadline

January 21, 2013

Randomized Alphabet Drawing to determine order of candidates on the ballot

February 11, 2013

Early voting begins

February 25, 2013

Voter registration deadline

March 5, 2013

Deadline to apply for Mail Ballot

March 12, 2013

Special Primary Election State Senate District 32

March 13, 2013

Canvass of the Election begins

March 25, 2013

Deadline to complete the official canvass and certify the results to the Secretary of State

Offices and Candidates Information

Offices Up For Election:

Candidate Filing:

Candidate filing begins on January 9, 2013 and ends on January 18, 2013.  Visit our Elected Officials and Candidates page for complete information and instructions.

List of Candidates:

Candidate Name

Date Candidate was Issued Nomination Papers

Date Candidate Filed Nomination Papers

Candidate Statement

Larry Walker (D)




Paul Vincent Avila (D)




*Norma J. Torres (D)




Paul S. Leon (R)




*Kenny Coble (R)




Joanne T. Gilbert (D)




* Candidate filed in Los Angeles County

Voter Registration

Your voter registration application must be postmarked no later than February 25, 2013 in order for you to be eligible to vote in the Special Primary Election.  Visit our Voter Registration page for complete information and instructions.

Voting Options

  • Vote early at the Elections Office beginning February 11, 2013.
  • Vote a Mail Ballot. The Mail Ballot Application [no longer available] is due by March 5, 2013.
  • Vote at the polls on Election Day, March 12, 2013 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visit our Voting Options page for complete information and instructions.

Military and Overseas Voters:

Uniformed and Overseas citizens can obtain a Voter Information Guide and Sample Ballot as well as a Ballot for this election. For complete information visit our Military and Overseas Voters page.

Election Results