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Election 2014: Results favor Chau, Chu, Solis

San Gabriel Valley incumbents fared well in Tuesday's primary election.

Assemblyman Ed Chau (D), who represents Alhambra and much of the west San Gabriel Valley in the California State Assembly, received 61 percent of the votes, defeating opponent Esthela Torres Siegrist (R). Chau and Siegrist were the only candidates running to represent Assembly District 49 and will face off again in November during the general election.

Rep. Judy Chu (D), who represents Alhambra and a portion of the west San Gabriel Valley in the U.S. House of Representatives, ran against challenger Jack Orswell (R) and won with 61 percent of the votes. Chu and Orswell were the only candidates running for Congressional District 27 and will run against each other again in November.

Orswell also challenged Chu in 2012 but lost with 37 percent of the votes.

State Senator Ed Hernandez (D), who represents Alhambra and the San Gabriel Valley in the California State Senate, ran unopposed in the primary election.

Per the California primary election system, the top two candidates for state, Congressional, and Legislature positions — regardless of party — face off in the November general election.

In local races, Hilda Solis (D), a former U.S. Secretary of Labor with San Gabriel Valley roots, was elected Tuesday to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She will serve an estimated 2 million constituents spanning from downtown to the eastern border of L.A. County, including Monterey Park, El Monte, and Rosemead.

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