June 8, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Voters gave Assemblyman Joel Anderson a victory in his quest for State Senate, despite a campaign finance scandal that has dogged his race. With 38% of precincts counted, Anderson has a hefty 45.33% of the vote, leading Riverside Supervisor Jeff Stone with 24.83%, veteran Kenneth Dickson with 20.16%, and Rev. Greg Stephens with 9.68%.
Anderson will run against Democrat Paul Clay, a teacher, in the fall election to fill the vacancy created by retireiment of Senator Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta) due to term limits. The heavily Republican district spans portions of Riverside and San Diego Counties.