June 6, 1972
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|
|William H. "Bill" Lancaster||Republican||59.4%||Win|