Voters choose current Santa Barbara County supervisor as new state assembly member for region
Gregg Hart wins 37th District State Assembly Seat; Steve Bennett wins new term in 38th, and Jacqui Irwin re-elected to represent 42nd District.
Voters decided a race for a wide open State Assembly race in the Tri-Counties.
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Gregg Hart defeated former County Supervisor Mike Stoker for the 37th District State Assembly seat. Hart received 58% of the vote, to Stoker’s 42%.
38th District Assemblyman Steve Bennett won a second term in office by a large margin. The Ventura-based Democrat defeated Republican challenger Cole Brocato by a 60% to 40% margin.
And, in the 42nd District, Democratic Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin of Thousand Oaks won a fifth term in office, defeating Republican challenger Lori Mills by 54% to 46%.