Congressman Salud Carbajal and Brad Allen will advance to the November general election for the 24th District Congressional seat, which represents Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties and part of Ventura County.
Carbajal was first elected in the 2016 election and received 62.6% of votes in the Secretary of State’s Office election night count. Brad Allen was second with 29.4% of the vote, Michele R. Weslander Quaid was third with 6.6%, and Jeff Frankenfield was fourth with 1.4%.
For the State Assembly 37th District seat, Gregg Hart and Mike Stoker were leading the race and will head to a run-off election in November.
Hart, who received 58.4% of vote, has served as the Second District County Supervisor since being elected in 2018 and previously served on the Santa Barbara City Council from 1995 to 2004 and again from 2014 to 2018.
Stoker is a former county supervisor who recently worked as an EPA regional administrator under former President Donald Trump’s administration. He received 38% of the vote in semi-official election night results.
Election Night Results for State Elected Offices
In California’s statewide primary election results, California Governor Gavin Newsom and Brian Dahle led the pack in the gubernatorial race and will advance to the November election.
Newsom, the incumbent who was elected in 2018 and remained in office despite a recall attempt, received 56.3% of the votes in early results.
Alex Padilla and Mark P. Meuser had the most support for the U.S. Senator race. The ballot includes a contest for the remainder now-Vice President Kamala Harris’ term, which ends in January 2023, while the other contest is for the position’s full six-year term ending in 2029.
The top two candidates in the Lieutenant Governor race were incumbent Eleni Kounalakis and Angela E. Underwood Jacobs.
Shirley N. Weber and Rob Bernosky were at the top of the field for the Secretary of State position and Lanhee Chen and Malia M. Cohen were the top two candidates in the State Controller race.
In the Treasurer race, incumbent Fiona Ma and Jack M. Guerrero were the top two vote-getters.
Early results showed Rob Bonta and Nathan Hochman as the leading candidates for the Attorney General position.
The top vote getter in the Insurance Commissioner race was incumbent Ricardo Lara with a close race for second. Robert Howell was ahead in semi-official election night results.
For the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, incumbent Tony K. Thurmond and Ainye E. Long were the top vote-getters in Tuesday’s early results.
Sally J. Lieber and Peter Coe Verbica were ahead in the race for a seat on the State Board of Equalization.
For all state and federal elected offices on Tuesday’s ballot, the top two vote-getters will be facing off in the November general election.
More results will be posted on the County Elections Office website and Secretary of State Elections website as ballots are received throughout the night from polling places, mailed ballots and ballot drop box ballots.
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