According to the State of California Registrar of Voters, as of 12:55 am Wednesday morning, with 43 percent (268 out of 617) precincts reporting, Joel Anderson is moving ahead with 43 percent of the vote. Supervisor Stone has 27 percent, Ken Dickson 20 percent, and Pastor Stephens 9.6 percent.
Paul Clay is the lone contender on the Democratic ticket and has garnered 100 percent of the vote. In November the GOP nominee will square off against the Democratic nominee to fill the seat being vacated by Senator Hollingsworth who was termed out.
State Senate District 36 Democratic
43.4% (268/617) Vote Totals Pct.
Paul Clay 19,186 100.0%
State Senate District 36 Republican
Joel Anderson 17,801 43.0%
Kenneth Dickson 8,385 20.2%
Greg Stephens 4,011 9.6%
Jeff Stone 11,250 27.2%
In a race to see who will succeed Senator Dennis Hollingsworth in the 36th Senate race, it appears Assemblyman Joel Anderson has the lead. As of 11:30 pm election night, Assemblyman Anderson, R-La Mesa, has 42 percent of the vote over Supervisor Jeff Stone, R-Temecula’s, 27 percent. With 145 of the 617 precincts counted, it is too early to tell concretely, and Murrieta school Trustee Ken Dickson is not far behind Supervisor Stone in the race for the GOP nomination with a respectable 21 percent. The fourth contender, Pastor Greg Stephens, has 10 percent of the vote.
The district covers northern and eastern San Diego County, including the towns of Fallbrook, DeLuz, Rainbow, Julian, Ramona, Santee, El Cajon, and Valley Center. Temecula, Murrieta, and Wildomar are included in the Riverside county district portion.