19th Senate District
Jason Hodge 146,146
Hannah-Beth Jackson 49,271
Mike Stoker 55,155
27th Senate District
Fran Pavley 52,062
Todd Zink 53,236
37th Assembly District
Rob Walter 31,483
Das Williams 39,868
38th Assembly District
Edward Headington 15,737
Patricia McKeon 11,079
Paul Strickland 7,379
Scott Wilk 15,594
44th Assembly District
Jeff Gorrell 29,511
Eileen MacEnery 11,924
Tom Mullens 9,541
Superior Court Judge, Office 4
Bradley G. Bjelke 16,825
Harry Walsh 67,798
Former Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson, who came within 857 votes of being elected to the state Senate four years ago, will get a second shot in the 19th Senate District this fall.
Jackson handily turned back fellow Democrat Jason Hodge of Oxnard, with 41.2 percent of the vote to Hodge's 13.5 percent. Former Santa Barbara County supervisor Mike Stoker, the only Republican on the ballot, led the field with 45.3 percent. Jackson and Stoker will advance to the general election in November.
Hodge, an Oxnard Harbor District commissioner and a Ventura County firefighter, vigorously contested the campaign but said he could not overcome the high name-identification of the other two candidates.
"My opponents had been on ballots for well over a decade," he said. "We went into this with no illusions."
Stoker said his strong showing should bolster his ability to generate excitement and financing for the fall campaign, which on paper would appear to be an uphill battle for a Republican. Democrats hold an 11 percentage-point advantage in voter registration.
"All the polling showed a very substantial number of Hodge voters will come my way," he said. "On the campaign trail, there was a clear contrast in how close Jason and I were on a lot of issues in contrast with Hannah-Beth."
He noted the two Democrats spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on campaign advertising focusing on the special interests that were supporting the other.
"All they wanted to talk about was who's getting money from what special interests," he said. "I don't think I'll take that bait. We'll be talking about issues that can move California forward."
Jackson said she is confident that not only will Democrats now unite behind her candidacy, but that Democratic voters also will come out in far greater numbers than they did in a primary election marked by very low voter turnout.
"The Democrats did not get out to vote," she said. "That will change with a big presidential race in November. In this district, my vision for California is much more in line with that of the voters."
As for Stoker's belief that he will benefit in the fall from a fractured Democratic vote in June, Jackson suggested he was living in "a fantasy world."
"Let's put this back into reality, a place where Mike, sadly, doesn't spend a lot of time," she said. "When November comes, we'll have a much better turnout."
Hodge was not prepared to say Tuesday night whether he will urge his supporters to now back fellow Democrat Jackson in the fall campaign.
"Both candidates have a lot to offer," he said. "My focus is on going back to work saving lives as a firefighter and going back to work as a harbor commissioner, creating jobs."
In the county's other hotly contested legislative primary, in Simi Valley's 38th Assembly District, businessman Scott Wilk was first among the three Republicans on the ballot. He will challenge Democratic businessman Edward Headington in the fall, in a race to replace termed-out Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Simi Valley.
When the count was finished early Wednesday morning, Headington, the only Democrat in the race, led all candidates with 31.6 percent of the vote. Wilk had 31.3 percent of the vote, ahead of Republicans Patricia McKeon, with 22.3 percent, and Paul Strickland, with 14.8 percent.
In other legislative districts around the county, incumbent Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorell ran a strong first in the 44th Assembly District with 57.9 percent of the vote. Democrat Eileen MacEnery, with 23.4 percent, was in second place and headed for the general election against Gorell. Democrat Thomas Mullens was third at 18.7 percent.
The 44th Assembly District includes Oxnard, Camarillo, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks.
In two districts there were only one Democrat and one Republican on the ballot, assuring both of advancing to the November election.
In the 27th Senate District, Republican Todd Zink had 50.6 percent and incumbent Democrat Fran Pavley 49.4 percent. The district includes eastern Ventura County, much of the western San Fernando Valley, Malibu and parts of the city of Santa Clarita.
In the 37th Assembly District, incumbent Democrat Das Williams led with 55.9 percent, with Republican Rob Walter at 44.1 percent.