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Number Date Title
AP21:003 01/18/2021 Alex Padilla Resigns as California Secretary of State; James Schwab to Serve as Interim Secretary
AP21:002 01/14/2021 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Candidates for State Senate District 30 Special Primary Election
AP21:001 01/08/2021 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for March 2, 2021 State Senate District 30 Special Primary Election