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By Miriam Raftery
April 5, 2024 (San Diego) — The San Diego Registrar of Voters has posted final results from the March primary election, with all ballots now counted. You can view the full results here.
The 75th and 79th Assembly races had outcomes change several days after the early election night results—flipping the outcomes.  

In the 79th Assembly district, where three Democrats were vying to run-off in the November general election, La Mesa Councilman Colin Parent clinched first place with 39.57% or 31,992 votes. The second place spot, however, ended with educator LaShae Sharp-Collins, PhD,  nudging out Lemon Grove Racquel Vasquez by just 121 votes.  Sharp-Collins drew 16.843 votes, or 30.32%, over Vasquez with 16.733 votes or 30.11%.
Two Republicans who collectively pulled over 61% of the vote will run off in the 75th Assembly district, where six candidates were on the ballot.  Carl DeMaio, founder of the conservative action group Reform California and former San Diego Councilman, finished first with 42.91% of the vote.  He will run off against Andrew Hayes, a Lakeside school board member who has served as staffer to State Senator Brian Jones and Supervisor Joel Anderson. 
Hayes surpassed Democrat Kevin Juza, who had the early need on election night. Hayes finished with 18.68% over Juza with 18.17%, a margin of 634 votes. Other candidates in the 75th district trailed far behind; Democrats Christie Dougherty and Joy Frew had 10.01% and 7.39% respectively, while Republican Jack Fernandes had 2.84%.

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