Jeff Hewitt, a registered Libertarian and a member of the Calimesa, California city council, has filed to run for State Senate, 23rd district, in the special election being held March 25. Two Republicans and two Democrats are also running. Hewitt is the first California Libertarian to run in any California special election in the last three years. The district contains parts of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
The special election is needed because the incumbent, Senator Bill Emmerson, resigned recently.