Greg Hill, a Republican businessman and former Redondo Beach mayor, has filed candidacy papers for the special election Tuesday, September 13th, to fill the vacancy in the California State Assembly 53rd District caused by the death of Assemblyman Mike Gordon.

The filing deadline for candidates in the 53rd Assembly District September 13th election is Monday, August 1st.

If no candidate in the Tuesday, September 13th, primary election receives 50 percent of the vote plus one vote, a runoff among the highest vote getters of each political party will be held in conjunction with the state-wide special election Tuesday, November 8th.

Hill was the Republican nominee in the 53rd Assembly race last year but lost in the November general election to Gordon.

Mike Richman will serve as Hill’s campaign manager.

The Republican consulting firm of JohnsonClark Associates will oversee strategy and media of the Hill campaign. Anne Dunsmorc’s Capital Campaigns will handle campaign fundraising.

In 1993, Hill was elected to the Redondo Beach City Council.

In 1997, he was elected Redondo Beach mayor and was unopposed for re-election in 2001.

Hill said projects he championed as mayor included cutting crime in the city by more than 50 percent and reducing city energy use by 22 percent.

Currently, Hill owns an insurance and financial planning business in Torrance.

He received an MBA from the University of Southern California, which named him an entrepreneur of the year.