GROW ELECT UPDATE
The Secretary of State’s office completed and finalized election results last week and they offered encouraging news for GROW Elect’s legislative candidates. Former Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia advanced to the “Top Two” run-off for the 28thSenate District and now has the edge for the general election. Woodlake Mayor Rudy Mendoza scored 40.3% of the vote, 20 points ahead of his closest competitor, and is the heavy favorite to win the 26th Assembly District in November. Downey City Councilman Mario A. Guerra earned significant attention for capturing 44.5% in the 32nd Senate District, a lead of almost 13 percent over his closest opponent.
Freshman Latino Republican Assemblyman Eric Linder had a Democrat write-in opponent qualify for the November ballot and he is now in a competitive race. GROW Elect has already “double-maxed” in this race, making the maximum contribution to Assemblyman Linder for both the primary and the general election. GROW Elect will also be supporting Pedro Rios in the 32nd District, who made a strong showing while the incumbent in that seat was held below 44% of the vote. The California GOP is now poised to double or even triple the number of Latino Republicans in the State Legislature after the November elections.
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