LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez released the following statement following the resignation of Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas:
“We wish Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas a speedy and successful recovery moving forward. While we will learn more in time, we hope that Sebastian, his family, and his loved ones take the time that they need to fully heal and recuperate.
“We want to thank Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas for his years of service to his district and to the state of California while in the Assembly. We look forward to seeing his civic engagement in the years ahead.
“The timeline to fill the 54th Assembly seat begins at Governor Brown’s desk. He will set a date for a special election in 2018 and the process for the Democratic Party to endorse a candidate for the 54th Assembly District will follow suit.”