Election results: Jay Obernolte leads race for California House seat; Lackey ahead in Assembly

Rep. Jay Obernolte.
Rep. Jay Obernolte.

As expected, Jay Obernolte, a Republican and the High Desert’s current U.S. House of Representatives, is easily defeating Democratic challenger Derek Marshall in the newly drawn District 23.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Obernolte garnered 60.1% and led Marshall, a community organizer who formerly worked for several of his party’s campaigns, with 39.1%

U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, a Democrat currently representing District 27, is beating Republican challenger Wes Hallman in the 28th District with a 63% to 37% lead.

In the California State Assembly race to represent the High Desert, Tom Lackey was easily ahead of Thurston “Smitty” Smith in a Republican vs. Republican runoff that stemmed from a tight outcome in the June primary election for the 34th Assembly District seat.

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In a race for newly drawn State Assembly District 39, Democrat and Palmdale City Councilman Juan Carrillo was beating Republican and former Victorville Planning Commissioner Paul Andre Marsh by 54.8% to 45.2% with just under 50% of the vote in.

In the race for state Assembly District 41, incumbent Democrat Chris Holden was beating Republican challenger Michael McMahon with 57% to 43% of the vote.

This article originally appeared on Victorville Daily Press: GOP's Obernolte wins California House seat; Lackey ahead in Assembly