FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2014
Contact: Andre Levesque
Anaheim, CA — Gilliard Blanning & Associates clients swept to victory in key races around the state Tuesday, including in two key battleground districts in Orange County that that were currently held by Democrats.
In Senate District 34, Republican County Supervisor Janet Nguyen trounced former Assemblyman Jose Solorio by nearly 20 percentage points, becoming the first Vietnamese American ever elected to the State Senate.
In Assembly District 65, Korean American Republican Young Kim defeated incumbent Democrat Sharon Quirk-Silva by 12 percentage points, even though she faced a spending disadvantage.
In Senate District 28, Republican County Supervisor Jeff Stone stunned former Republican Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, winning by over 6 percentage points. Sacramento special interest groups spent heavily on a negative campaign against Stone.
In Orange County’s 2nd Supervisor District, Republican Michelle Steel defeated Assemblyman Allan Mansoor by over 21 points.
Republican Jeff Denham was reelected in the 10th Congressional district, a seat easily won by Barack Obama in 2012, by over 11 points.
Republican Mimi Walters was elected in the 48th Congressional District and Republican Pat Bates was elected to the State Senate in the 36th Senate Districts.
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