Tuesday, April 24 , 2018, 9:12 pm | Partly Cloudy 53º

 
 
 
 

Local News

Achadjian, Williams Winning State Assembly Re-Election Terms Handily

Both of the local California State Assembly incumbents coasted to easy wins in Tuesday night’s election, according to preliminary election results.

It looks like Republican incumbent Katcho Achadjian will hold onto the 37th District and Democrat Das Williams will win re-election for the 35th District.

Achadjian represents San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County including Santa Maria and Lompoc. With 100 percent of precincts reporting from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties Tuesday night, he was far ahead of challenger Heidi Harmon with 62.7percent of the vote to her 37.3 percent. 

Williams represents southern Santa Barbara County and northern Ventura County and was winning handily with only a handful of Ventura County precincts left to be counted. As of midnight, Williams had 57.5 percent of the vote against challenger Ron Deblauw, who had 42.5 percent. 

Noozhawk news editor Giana Magnoli can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.


Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >