The Los Angeles Times article says it all.
Thank you Gov. Brown and good luck to my son Sebastian.
Tell the voters your vision, the truth and above all, listen to their voices
Jerry Brown calls Dec. 3 election for vacant L.A.-area Assembly seat
BY JEAN MERL
September 30, 2013, 3:19 p.m.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called a Dec. 3 special election to fill a vacant Los Angeles-area Assembly seat.
At least six candidates have said they intend to run for the 54th Assembly District post previously occupied by Holly Mitchell, a Democrat who this month won a special election to the state Senate.
If no candidate wins a majority in December, a runoff will be held Feb. 4 between the top two vote-getters.
The district includes Westwood and the UCLA campus, Century City, Baldwin Hills, the Crenshaw district and Culver City.
One of the candidates, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, 26, is the son of county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, a longtime fixture among area elected officials. The younger Ridley-Thomas has far outdistanced the other potential candidates in fundraising, having collected more than $400,000 to date.
The first-time candidate also has reaped endorsements from many area elected officials who have worked with his father, a former L.A. councilman and state legislator. On Monday, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas' campaign announced that basketball-great-turned-businessman Earvin "Magic" Johnson also is backing him.