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November 16, 1971

Special Election

Special Election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Assemblyman David A. Roberti (AD-48). Roberti resigned after being elected to the State Senate.

Richard Alatorre Democratic 42.2% Loss
John W. Blaine Peace and Freedom 3.2% Loss
Bill Brophy Republican 46.7% Win
Raul Ruiz La Raza 7.9% Loss