E Point Perfect

Encinitas Mayor Blakespear Declares Victory in 38th State Senate Race


Catherine Blakespear
Catherine Blakespear at a rally on Nov. 6. Photo from her Twitter feed

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear declared victory Thursday in the race for the 38th State Senate District in north San Diego and south Orange Counties.

With most ballots counted, Blakespear, a Democrat, leads Republican challenger Matt Gunderson, an Orange County auto dealer, by 52.2% to 48.8%.

“I am tremendously grateful to the people of California’s 38th State Senate District for electing me as their next senator,” said Blakespear.

“From Pacific Beach to Mission Viejo, the people of this district chose to defend a woman’s right to choose, protect our environment, support small business owners and the working class, strengthen our gun laws, and ensure a clean, reliable water supply.”

Gunderson has conceded, and Blakespear thanked him for “the worthy issues he raised” in the race.

“I would like to offer my recognition to Matt Gunderson, his family, and his team on running a hard-fought campaign,” she said. “It is a leap of faith to run for office, and there’s the hard reality that there can be only one winner. I thank him for the sacrifices made.”


Source link

Related posts

COVID-Era Restrictions on Migrants to Stay in Place After Supreme Court Order

City Council President Sean Elo-Rivera to Seek Vice-Chair Role on SANDAG Board

SD Community College District Awarded Nearly $1 Million Grant for Textbooks

Council Committee to Reconsider How Police Respond to Vandalized Properties

SDG&E Breaks Ground for ‘Microgrid’ in Clairemont to Maximize Renewal Energy

As South Bay Office Vacancies Fall, Investor Buys Chula Vista Building for $8.8M