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SCV Voters Cast Ballots for June Primary On Election Day

Santa Clarita Valley voters are choosing their top-two candidates for the November ballot Tuesday. 

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Officials said 4,649 polling places all over Los Angeles County were open for the June 3 Statewide Direct Primary Election.

State Sen. Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, took an early lead Tuesday night in the race to replace Congressman Buck McKeon in the 25th Congressional District.

Related article: Santa Clarita Valley Congressman Buck McKeon To Announce Retirement 

Tony Strickland ended the night with a slim lead of Knight, with Democrat Lee Rogers missing the cut by about 2,900 votes. Rogers lost a competitive race to McKeon in November 2012. 

Sample Ballot

Related article: June Primary Elections In Santa Clarita: Your Ballot At A Glance

KHTS AM-1220 has hosted several candidate forums in the runup to Tuesday's vote, so for a last-minute look, click on our election summary, and scroll to the bottom where it says: "Related videos."

There are several races expected to be very close, including the replacement for Congressman Howard Buck McKeon's seat.

There will also be a new sheriff in town come November, so voters are also being asked for their top choice for that office, as well.

Related article: Lee Baca Replacement: John Scott Named Interim Sheriff

Jim McDonnell held a big lead over Paul Tanaka as of 2 a.m., with almost 98 percent of precincts reporting.

More than 270,000 voters countywide have already cast their ballot by mail at the start of election day, according to Los Angeles County officials.



State Governor (100% of precincts reported)

Name Votes Percentage
Neel Kashkari  599,543  19
Tim Donnelly  467,655  14.8
"Bo" Bogdan Ambrozwicz  10,818  
Akinyemi Agbede  27,441  
Richard Willian Aguirre  26,920  
Robert Newman  32,180  
Cindy L. Sheehan  37,503  
Joe Leicht  6,941  
Luis J. Rodriguez  45,982  
Alma Marie Winston  35,227  
Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown 1,716,920  54.5%
Janel Hyeshia Buycks  8,665  
Andrew Blount  69,284  
Rakesh Kumar Christian  8,270  
Glenn Champ  57,587  


U.S. 25th Congressional District Representative (100% of precincts reporting as of 2:15 a.m.)

Name Votes Percentage
David Koster Bruce  907  1.8
Michael Mussack  700  1.4
Troy Castagna  2,905  5.9
Steve Knight  14,016  28.3
Evan "Ivan" Thomas 4,868  9.8
Tony Strickland 14,573  29.4
Navraj Singh  534 1.1 
Lee Rogers 11,107  22.4


State 36th Assembly District (100% of precincts reporting as of 1:42 a.m.)

Name Votes Percentage
Steve Fox  9,335  32.9
Kermit F. Franklin 1,295  4.6
Tom Lackey  11,850  41.7
Suzette M. Martinez  2,564  9
JD Kennedy  3,372  11.9


State 38th Assembly District (100 percent of precincts reporting)

Name Votes Percentage
Jorge Salomon Fuentes  9,083  34.83
Scott Wilk  16,992  64.17


Los Angeles County Sheriff (100 percent of precincts reporting)

Name Votes Percentage
Bob Olmsted  53,146  9.89
Jim McDonnell  264,104  49.15
Lou Vince  29,188  5.43
Paul Tanaka  79,189 14.74 
James Hellmold  42,516  7.91
Patrick L. Gomez  36,225  6.74
Todd S. Rogers  32,978  6.14


State Attorney General  (100 percent of precincts reporting)

Name Percentage Votes
Orly Taitz  92,995  3.1
Kamala D. Harris  1,584,800  53.1
John Haggerty  246,238  8.2
Jonathan Jaech  70,810  2.4
Ronald Gold  380,642  12.7
Phil Wyman  344,458  11.5
David King  267,086  8.9


Member State Board of Equalization (With 96.88 percent of precincts reporting)

Name Percentage Votes
George Runner  435,239 59.7
Chris Parker  293,447  40.3


Superintendent of Public Instruction (100 percent of precincts reporting)

Name Percentage Votes
Marshall Tuck 795,419  28.6
Lydia A. Gutierrez  679,056  24.4
Tom Torlakson  1,303,161  46.9


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