Vidak loses, big wins for other incumbents in local state lawmaker races


    Assembly member Rudy Salas (D) during a party at the Democratic viewing party in Bakersfield, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

    It was a big night for most incumbents in the local state lawmaker races Tuesday night.

    Republican Andy Vidak of the 14th state Senate District was the lone incumbent to lose Tuesday. His challenger, Democrat Melissa Hurtado, won the seat, garnering 52.1 percent of the votes.

    Meanwhile, other incumbents such as Rudy Salas, D, of the Assembly 32nd District, and Vince Fong , R, of the Assembly 34th District, scored wins once again in their respective races.

    Salas fended off Republican challenger Justin Mendes after Salas scored 52.5 percent of the votes.

    Fong beat his Democrat challenger, Nick Nicita. Fong took home 73 percent of the vote.

    The race for Jean Fuller's 16th District state Senate seat remained in Republican control with Shannon Grove overcoming Ruth Musser-Lopez with 66.9 percent of the votes.



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