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June 6, 1972

Special Election

Special Election to fill the vacancies created by the resignations of State Senator Gordon Cologne (SD-36) and Assemblyman Peter F. Schabarum (AD-49).

Cologne resigned after being appointed to the Fourth Appellate District Court. Schabarum resigned after being elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

W. Craig Biddle Republican 50.8% Win
Robert B. Presley Democratic 49.2% Loss
Gene Axelrod Democratic 40.6% Loss
William H. "Bill" Lancaster Republican 59.4% Win