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Five candidates competed in the special election to fill a state Senate seat for the 28th Senate District representing eastern Riverside County vacated by former Sen. Jeff Stone who accepted a presidential appointment Nov. 1, 2019.

Assemblymember Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, registered nurse Anna Nevenic, Riverside County Board of Education member Elizabeth Romero, business owner John Schwab and businesswoman Joy Silver all battled to secure the seat for the district.

As of press time, Melendez leads that race at 41.5% of the votes, but without a majority of the votes she will square off against the second highest vote-getter. With 131,000 votes left to be counted, it’s too early to say if Elizabeth Romero who as of press time had 29,309 votes or 21.7% or Joy Silver who had 27810 votes or 20.6% would be the second candidate in the May 12 special election called by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

At the county level, barring any unforeseen circumstances, it is likely that 1st District Supervisor Kevin Jefferies, 53.0%, and 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington, 57.4%, will both retain their seats.

Jerry Carlos with 33.8% of the vote leads over Murrieta City Councilmember Kelly Seyarto, 28.6%, in the hotly contested race for the 67th Assembly District. Other contenders for that race all came in with less than 18% of the vote.

Here are the preliminary results for the primary election as of press time, Tuesday, March 10, at 5 p.m.

Special Election – Calif. Senate 28th District

Melissa Melendez – 41.5%

Anna Nevenic – 2.9%

Elizabeth Romero – 21.7%

John Schwab – 13.4%

Joy Silver – 20.6%

Riverside County Supervisors

District 1

Kevin Jefferies (I) – 53.0%

Debbie Walsh – 24.0%

Melissa Bourbonnais – 23.0%

District 3

Chuck Washington (I) – 57.4%

Joe Scarafone – 12.5%

Courtney Sheehan – 12.9%

Mike Juarez – 9.0%

Edison Gomez-Krauss – 8.2%

California Assembly

42nd District

Chad Mayes (I) – 35.9%

Andrew F. Kotyuk – 33.8%

Deni Antoinette Mazingo – 30.3%

67th District

Jerry Carlos – 33.8%

Kelly Seyarto – 28.6%

Jeremy Smith – 17.8%

Steve Manos – 14.3%

Nick Pardue – 5.6%

71st District

Randy Voepel – 62.6%

Elizabeth Lavertu – 37.4%

75th District

Marie Waldron (I) – 58.5%

Roger Garcia – 5.1%

Karen Kate Schwartz – 36.4%

U.S. House of Representatives

50th District

Marisa Calderon – 5.1%

Ammar Campa-Najjar – 35.6%

Jose Cortes – 0.7%

Helen L. Horvath – 0.6%

Darrel Issa –24.2%

Brian Jones – 10.7%

Lucinda KWH Jahn – 0.2%

Carl DeMaio – 20.6%

Henry Alan Ota – 0.4%

Nathan Nate Wilkins – 2.0%

42nd District

Ken Calvert (I) – 60.8%

Regina Marston – 17.7%

William Liam O’Mara – 21.4%

36th District

Raul Ruiz (I) – 58.9%

Erin Cruz – 22.3%

Patrice Kimbler – 7.8%

Milo Stevanovich – 11.0%

PROP 13

YES NO
44.8% 55.2%

 

Kim Harris can be reached by email at valleyeditor@reedermedia.com.