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Who Will Win The 41st Assembly District?

Who will win the 41st Assembly District?

Republican Donna Lowe and Democrat Chris Holden are vying for the 41st Assembly seat in November

A tea party member, Lowe says California's first open primary worked in her favor.

"Fiscally conservative democrats will vote republican," she speculated of the upcoming election.

Of her opponent, she said: "[Chris Holden] is the epitome of what is wrong with California. He does not believe free market creates jobs.”

A Pasadena Councilman for 25 years, Holden declined to comment on Lowe, but said: “I'm looking forward to a debate on the issues and focusing on solutions that work for California.”

Lowe, who is a Claremont-based businesswoman, said she expected democrats to do better in the primary election Tuesday, given that those three candidates had raised significantly more money than she and other Republican candidate Ed Colton. (.)

Holden brought in 29.6 percent of the votes and Lowe 23.2 percent Tuesday. had 17.8 percent, 15.6 percent and 13.8 percent.

One difference in the two candidates that may sway voters is their stance on the 710 Tunnel.

“I am opposed to eminent domain that would seize the necessary property and an underground tunnel,” Lowe said Wednesday.

Holden, on the other hand, told Patch last month: “I think that exploring through the EIR the environmental feasibility of a tunnel makes a lot of sense. You have tunnels that exist all over the world, and in Europe where you have ancient cities, you still have tunnels in those areas under much more challenging terrain.”

South Pasadena's Mayor Cacciotti told Patch of the November election: “There’s a lot of frustration and anger among voters—anything is possible.”

The 41st District extends south to north from South Pasadena to Altadena, then east to foothill towns out the way to San Dimas.

Patch Asks: Who will you vote for in November?

Sam Burgess June 08, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Vote update as of Fri. 6/8--3:23 P.M. (Absentee & Provisional ballots are still being counted). Holden: 16,298=33.47% Lowe: 10,217=20.98% Cacciotti: 8,078=16.59% (Cacciotti has moved up to #3) Colton: 7,428=15.26% Rusnak: 6,668=13.7%
Kristen Lepore (Editor) June 09, 2012 at 03:03 AM
@Sam: Interesting. Is this the site you are using? http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/state-assembly/district/41/ If so, they have changed again since you posted.
Chris Koerber June 09, 2012 at 04:05 AM
@Sam is only listing LA County votes, he needs to show the entire 41st District. Part of it is in San Bernardino County.
Sam Burgess June 09, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Chris, You are correct. I should have made that clear. San Bernardino County has not (or had not) posted their results. Thanks.
Sam Burgess June 09, 2012 at 05:54 AM
O.K. I believe I got it right this time. Below are the combined (Los Angeles & San Bernardino Counties) votes for the 41st A.D. Los Angeles continues to count absentee, provisional, etc. ballots. How many of these are from the 41st A.D. is unclear. So the total votes will change (probably slightly) until ALL the ballots are certified. (Kristen, the site you show is the state site which posted its count 1 1/2 hours after I checked it). Holden: 18,033=29.09% Lowe: 14,689=23.70% Colton: 11,142=17.97% Cacciotti: 9576=15.45% Rusnak: 8532=13.76% An interesting discussion: Lowe will probably gain a majority of Colton's votes so the election will be decided on where Cacciotti & Rusnik's votes go. Chris, thanks again for keeping me straight.
Patricia June 09, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Holden. Tea partiers are for mad hatters.
Glaros June 09, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Lowe!! Smart, constitutionally based principles that protect & empower the people.

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