Patrick D. Hogan will appear on the November general election ballot in the fifth state assembly district in California.
California has a top-two primary, in which all potential candidates in each district must appear on the primary election ballot, regardless of party affiliation. Further, the filing requirements can be expensive.
In the state assembly fifth district, only the incumbent, Frank Bigelow, filed to get on the ballot. Since two candidates appear on the ballot in the general election for each race, the write-in candidate with the highest vote total will also appear, which was Mr. Hogan.