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June 3, 1980

Special Election

Special Election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of State Senator Jerry Smith (SD-12). Smith resigned after being appointed to the California Court of Appeals.

Rod Diridon Democratic 35.4% Loss
Dan O'Keefe Republican 52.7% Win
William C. "Bill" White Libertarian 11.9% Loss