Based upon the vote count and relatively few precincts left to report, it is clear that former Assemblyman Lieu will be elected State Senator in the 28th Senate District without the need for a runoff election.
Lieu will replace the late Jenny Oropeza in representing the coastal L.A. County district.
Semi-official returns from the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder, as of 11:30 p.m. on 2/15/11, are as follows:
As of Date: 02/15/2011 Time: 23:30 Votes PercentLieu will be sworn in after the Secretary of State certifies the election results, which may take several weeks.
STATE SENATE 28TH DIST TERM ENDS 11/30/14
TED W LIEU DEM 26,021 57.19
BOB VALENTINE REP 11,269 24.77
MARTHA F GIBSON REP 3,057 6.72
MARK LIPMAN NP 1,602 3.52
KEVIN T MCGURK DEM 1,192 2.62
JAMES P THOMPSON REP 1,066 2.34
JEFFREY E FORTINI REP 1,048 2.30
MICHAEL CHAMNESS NP 245 0.54
TOTAL PRECINCTS 308 PCTS RPTING 266: 86.36%