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Five vie for California State Senate seat after Emmerson’s resignation
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

The State Senate District 23 seat wasn’t supposed to be up for grabs until 2016. Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands, had served in the Legislature since 2004, and won his seat in the 23rd District in 2012. He had four more years until he could be turned out of office by term limits in 2016. But two days shy of one year in office, he was out, having announced that he would resign from office one month before: