A controversial Kern County Superior Court judge will not seek reelection this year after losing the primary back in June.
Judge Cory Woodward resigned less than a month from Election Day. The incumbent is opposed by Tiffany Organ-Bowles on the ballot and could still win.
If that happens, Governor Brown would have to appoint a replacement.
Woodward was censured in 2014 for disrespecting the dignity of the courtroom. The Commission on Judicial Performance said between 2012 and 2013 Woodward had sex with a courtroom clerk assigned to him.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated that he won the primary back in June.