It’s a runoff for State Senate District 1 between two Republican assemblymen: Brian Dahle and Kevin Kiley.
In the unofficial results released by the secretary of state’s office early March 27, Dahle led the district-wide vote, however he did not garner the 50 percent plus one required to win outright. Dahle’s lead over Kiley was razor thin with Dahle garnering 44,764 votes for 28.7 percent to Kiley’s 44,519 and 28.5 percent.
In Plumas County, where Dahle is the current assemblyman, Dahle earned 45.42 percent of the vote and Kiley earned 14.39 percent.
There were four other names on the ballot: Democrats Steve Baird and Silke Pflueger and Republicans Theodore Dziuba and Rex Hime.
The district-wide breakdown is as follows: Steve Baird, 5.8 percent; Pflueger; 25.8 percent; Dziuba, 2.1 percent; and Hime, 9.1 percent.
In Plumas County, the breakdown is: Baird, 5.06 percent; Pflueger, 24.7 percent; Dziuba, 1.27 percent; and Hime, 8.96 percent.
Baird had withdrawn from the race and didn’t campaign, but his name remained on the ballot because it was too late for it to be removed.
Dahle and Kiley will now go head to head in the June 4 runoff. Depending on which candidate wins, another election will then be scheduled to fill the victor’s assembly seat.
Senate District 1 includes all or parts of Lassen, Nevada, Alpine, El Dorado, Modoc, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra and Siskiyou counties.
Dahle bested Kiley in the counties that he currently represents, while Kiley prevailed in the three counties that comprise his assembly district. Dahle represents the first assembly district, while Kiley represents the sixth district.