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Dust Settles in State Assembly Races

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Dust Settles in State Assembly Races

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There were few races around the county that didn't appear to be settled on Election Day.

With 16 percent of districts reporting in the 66th District, Kevin Jeffries (R), led Democratic challenger Douglas Dye, 72 percent to 28 percent. In the 73rd, Republican Diane Harkey led Judy Jones, 64 percent to 36 percent. Republican Martin Garrick had been declared the winner over 74th District challengers Crystal Crawford and Paul King.

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Over in the 75th District, incumbent Nathan Fletcher appeared to be handily defeating opponents Paul Garver (35 percent) and Christopher Chadwick, 4 percent. Former San Diego City Councilwoman Tony Atkins, meanwhile, with 54 percent of the vote, had a sizable lead in the 76th District over competitors Ralph Denney (R), 41 percent, and Daniel Baehr -- the Libertarian had 4 percent of the vote.

Elsewhere around the county, Republican Brian Jones had netted 62 percent of the vote in the race for 77th Assembly District by 10:30 p.m. --  with 37 percent of the precincts in -- Mark Hanson had 34 percent, and Richard Belitz (L) trailing with 5 percent of the votes cast.

Seventy-Eighth District incumbent Marty Block appeared to be vanquishing Republican challenger Rick Powell, 57 percent to 43 percent, after 25 percent of the precincts had reported in at about 10:30 p.m.

Outgoing San Diego City Council president appeared to still have a job at the state Assemblyman from the 79th District, garnering 58 percent of the votes to Republican challenger Derrick Roach's 42 percent (with 20 percent of precincts reporting).

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