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By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Dr. LaShae Sharp-Collins
March 16, 2024 (San Diego’s East County) – The 79th Assembly district race is still too close to call.  While La Mesa Councilman Colin Parent is still solidly in first place with 39.65% of the vote (21,745 votes). Educator Dr. LaShae Sharp-Collins has overtaken Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez to move into second place.
Currently Sharp-Collins has 30.27% (16,597 votes), while Vasquez has 30.08% (16,494 votes).

Sharp-Collins leads Vasquez by just 103 votes.  There are 10,000 votes left to count countywide.
The top two finishers will advance to the general election in November.

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