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Democrat Salud Carbajal and Republican Brad Allen are facing off for the U.S. House District 24 seat in this General Election.
The top two candidates will face off again in the November election.
Now that 100% of voting precincts have been reported, election results show Carbajal, the incumbent with 60.7% of the vote, and Allen with 39.3%.
On Wednesday, Allen released the following statement:
"I am, of course, saddened by last night's results. Being a pediatric heart surgeon, I still feel we need to start sending people with real life experience to Washington, instead of continuing to send career politicians who seem only to follow their party's ideology. Our campaign never used personal attacks, but relied on facts and provided solutions to solve the district’s problems. My hope is that the new Congress will start to look at ways to help resolve issues that are hurting people in their daily lives, just like I have for over 40 years as a doctor. Finally, I want to thank all of the good people in California's 24th Congressional District who voted for me, donated to our campaign, knocked on doors and gave up your time to get our message out to the voters along our beautiful district. It was an honor to be your candidate and an experience I will never forget. Thank you!"
Rep. Carbajal released a statement, saying:
“There are still millions of ballots left to be counted, so we don’t know for sure exactly what the balance of power next Congress will look like. But regardless of the outcome, I will continue working to tackle the challenges facing my constituents.
“As someone who has worked in Democratic, Republican, and divided Congresses in the past, I am committed as ever to doing the work that is needed to deliver for them, to create economic opportunity and good-paying jobs, and protect our Central Coast for this and future generations.
“And with my re-election, I am ready to continue implementing the new laws that we passed over the past two years–one of the most productive Congresses in recent decades–to reduce health care and energy costs, fight climate change and cut carbon pollution, lower the cost of housing and child care, and combat wildfire and drought. I am committed to implementing these laws and passing new ones to help the Central Coast with these goals, regardless of whoever holds gavels in the Senate or the House.”
District 24 covers San Luis Obispo County from Santa Margarita and Cayucos south to the county line, all of Santa Barbara County, and a portion of Ventura County that includes Ojai and the City of Ventura.