In the First Congressional District, conservative Republican Doug LaMalfa is the winner. He will likely be our next congressman, as no Democrat can seriously challenge in this expansive and highly conservative district.
In the First State Senate District, conservative Republican Ted Gaines is the winner. He will likely be our next state senator, as no Democrat can seriously challenge in this expansive and highly conservative district.
In the First Assmebly District, conservative Republican Brian Dahle is the winner and will face conservative Republican Rick Bosetti in November.
In the First Supervisorial District (largely known as on the the most liberal in Nevada County), incumbent Republican Nate Beason defeated Republican Sue McGuire. The only Democrat in the race did not even crack double digits.
Do you notice a theme in Nevada County? Yep...all Republicans...all conservative. Not much purple in there.
The only disappointment was incumbent judge Anderson retaining his seat. All told, an incumbent judge has not been defeated in Nevada County since the 1940's, so this race is not shocking in the slightest. George Smyrnos ran an issue based campaign, and this race did garner the attention of the local leftists who came out in droves to volunteer.
As far as Congress goes, our Republican primaries are tough, because conservatives in this district take their politics seriously. But in the end, Doug LaMalfa will be a highly conservative voice in the Congress and an improvement on Herger, as Doug LaMalfa will be there for his constituents in a way Herger has not been in years.
So the final score, conservatives 3, squishy moderate 1, and liberals 1. I will take that any day.