INGLEWOOD – Two days after Autumn R. Burke’s resignation as Assemblywoman from the 62nd District became official, Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday declared a special election will be held June 7 for the vacant seat.
A primary will be held April 5, Newsom’s office also announced.
Burke, citing family priorities, announced her resignation Monday, and it became effective Feb. 1.
“I feel it is of the utmost importance that I have the flexibility and ability to spend more time with my family,” the Democrat, who was elected in 2014, said in announcing her resignation.
Burke wrote that her hope was to finish out her term, which expires in December — “but circumstances have recently changed.”
Burke was elected in 2014 and re-elected three times.
She campaigned on a platform of returning the Inglewood Unified School District back to local control, and wasn’t too visible in the city. The district remains under receivership, and a sketchy real estate deal attached to one of her campaign donors, was pulled from an IUSD board agenda, only to never resurface.
Burke helped pass legislation to allow the disposal of surplus school land, while reporting on annual financial statements she was a real estate consultant.
She claims she wants to “lift” African-Americans out of poverty, yet missed a key vote on rent control provisions.
During her tenure in the Assembly, Ms. Burke was helpful to the rental housing industry.Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, 2/1/2022
One of her staffers, has already jumped out with endorsements from the members of the Inglewood City Council, and Burke.
Residents aren’t impressed.
If we can expect the same from him, residents might wanna sit this one out.
City News Service contributed to this report.