Politics & Elections

OC goes blue, but GOP wins, too

THE UNOFFICIAL FINAL tally of Orange County votes are in (Shutterstock).

Unofficial final results for Orange County elections on Nov. 3 are showing the emergence of new faces and new trends.  The county, long a stronghold of conservatism, went solidly for the Democratic presidential nominee, former vice president Joe Biden by a margin of 686,230 votes (54.04 percent) to 560,733 votes (44.15) for the incumbent Republican President Donald Trump.

However, Republican did have their victories, including a possible win by Michelle Steel over incumbent Harley Rouda by a margin of 169,179 (50.29 percent) to 167,229 (49.71) for House District 48.

Another GOP win came in the 72nd Assembly District race, where former state senator Janet Nguyen will go back to Sacramento after besting Garden Grove city councilwoman Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen 101,875  (53.64 percent) to 88,051 (46.36 percent).

Here are the apparent winners – remember, these are unofficial results from the Orange County Registrar of Voters – of races of interest to The Tribune’s primary coverage area of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster. For latest results, go to www.ocvote.com .

  • House District 39: Young Kim (R)
  • House District 45: Katie Porter (D)
  • House District 46: Lou Correa (D)
  • House District 47: Alan Lowenthal (D)
  • House District 48: Michelle Steel (R)
  • State Senate District 29: Josh Newman (D)
  • State Senate District 37: Dave Min (D)
  • State Assembly District 72: Janet Nguyen (R)
  • Garden Grove Unified School District: Teri Rocco (Area 1) and Dina Nguyen (Area 5)
  • Huntington Beach Union High School District: Susan Henry and Michael Simon
  • Huntington Beach City School District: Bridget Kaub
  • Westminster School District: David Johnson
  • County Supervisor, 1st District: Andrew Do
  • Garden Grove Mayor: Steve Jones
  • Garden Grove Council District 2: John O’Neill
  • Garden Grove Council District 5: Stephanie Klopfenstein
  • Garden Grove Council District 6: Kim Bernice Nguyen
  • Huntington Beach City Council: Tito Ortiz, Dan Kalmick and Natalie Moser
  • Stanton Council District 2: Hong Alyce Van
  • Stanton Council District 4: Carol Warren
  • Westminster Council District 2: Carlos Manzo
  • Westminster Council District 3: Kimberly Ho
  • Measure DD City of Westminster council term limits: yes.





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