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Voters move to return two members of Congress from the Tri-Counties for new terms


Salud Carbajal, Julia Brownley have huge leads in their races.

Voters are sending two members of Congress from the Tri-Counties back to Washington, D.C. for new terms.

Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara defeated Republican challenger Dr. Brad Allen by a 61% to 39% margin. The 24th District Congressman won a fourth term in office by a nearly 30,000 vote margin.

And Democratic Congressman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village is getting a sixth term in office, topping Republican challenger Matt Jacobs. The 26th District Congresswoman received 54% of the vote, to 46% for Jacobs.

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.