A termed-out state assemblyman was favored Tuesday to succeed state Sen. Rod Wright, who resigned in September after being sentenced for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.
Former state Senator Rod Wright surrendered Friday night to begin serving a L.A. County jail term and only spent 70 minutes inside.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright’s one-sentence letter, which stated his resignation is effective Sept. 22. Jennifer Hanson, a spokeswoman for Wright, confirmed the senator submitted his resignation letter.
California state Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Friday to three months in prison for lying about where he lived when he ran for office and leaders of the Senate said he should resign immediately.
The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in criminal cases.
The state Senate leader has canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators.
A state Senate committee will not consider a Republican resolution seeking to expel a Democrat awaiting sentencing on perjury and voter fraud charges.