(Victorville) — Senator George Runner is again putting the taxpayers first. With an eye for saving money by resigning from his senate seat early, he gives Governor Schwarzenegger time to consolidate 2 special elections. Runner is vacating the 17th Senate District seat earlier than planned to make sure the special election to fill his seat will coincide on the same day as the special election to fill the Senate seat previously held by Jenny Oropeza who recently passed away.
This move will save taxpayers money and streamline the process and paperwork for the Los Angeles County Clerk/Registrar of Voters. Runner won the race for the Board of Equalization’s 2nd District on the Nov. 2, which means he must resign his Senate seat. Runner was elected to the Senate in 2004 and served in the State Assembly from 1996 to 2002. Senator Runner consistently earned perfect scores on legislative report cards by the California Chamber of Commerce. Runner said the district and capitol offices will remain open and staffed for constituent services.