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Voters narrow field of candidates for congressional, State Assembly seats on Central, South Coasts

Voters narrow the filed in congressional, State Assembly races on Central, South Coasts.
Glen Carrie
Voters narrow the filed in congressional, State Assembly races on Central, South Coasts.

Salud Carbajal, Julia Brownley big front runners in their congressional reelection bids.

The June primary election set the stage for some congressional, as well as state assembly races this fall on the Central and South Coasts, narrowing the field of candidates.

In the 24th Congressional District, Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara will face Republican Brad Allen. Carbajal received about 63% of the vote in the primary election, while Allen garnered around 30%.

In the 26th District, Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village will be facing Republican Matt Jacobs. Brownley received about 55% of the vote, with Jacobs garnering around 37%.

Looking at some State Assembly seats in the region, there is an interesting battle coming together for this fall in the 37th District. Current Santa Barbara County Supervisor Gregg Hart will face off against former Santa Barbara County Supervisor Mike Stoker. Hart, who is a Democrat, received 59% of the vote. Stoker, who is a Republican, came in with 38%.

In the 38th Assembly District, Democrat Steve Bennett of Ventura received 61% of the vote, to snag a spot on the November ballot. He’ll face Republican Cole Brocato, who had about 35% of the vote.

And, in the 42nd District, Democratic Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin of Thousand Oaks received 56% of the vote in her reelection bid. She’ll face Republican Lori Mills in November. Mills received about 28% of the vote in the primary election.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.