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Expulsions and Resignations

State Senator Tony Mendoza resigned on February 22nd as the Senate was beginning preparations to expell him from the body. Mendoza's resignation was the 91st State Senate resignation in California history.

Since 1849, 229 legislators have resigned a total of 234 times (three legislators resigned once from each house, one resigned from the Senate twice and one from the Assembly twice. State Senator James W. Mandeville, who resigned from the Senate twice (in 1857 and 1870).

That wasn’t the only interesting part of Mandeville’s political career; in 1857, Mandeville was elected State Controller but refused to serve. He was later elected State Controller again in 1875. Assemblyman Jose M. Covarrubias (representing Santa Barbara) resigned from the Assembly in 1850 and 1852.

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Elections and Significant Dates
20 days until the SD-32 Special General Election (Mendoza)
111 days until the 2018 General Election
135 days until the end of the 2017-18 State Legislative Session
594 days until the 2020 Presidential Primary Election
839 days until the 2020 General Election