SACRAMENTO — Gov. Pete Wilson has called a special election for Sept. 13 to replace former Sen. Frank Hill (R-Whittier), who stepped down from office after he was convicted of federal corruption charges.
If no candidate wins a majority of votes cast, there will be a runoff in the Nov. 8 election.
Hill resigned his office July 8, three weeks after a federal jury found him guilty of extortion, money laundering and conspiracy--charges that stemmed from his taking a $2,500 payment from an undercover FBI agent who was part of a sting operation. Hill remains free while awaiting sentencing.