Nielsen sees strong support
State Sen. Jim Nielsen, 4th District Republican incumbent, took a strong lead over his challenger, Democrat Phillip Kim as of late Tuesday evening.
Nielsen said that despite what things may have looked like throughout the election, it was a good day.
“It’s been a good day for America, it’s a good day even for California,” Nielsen said.
He said he was delighted to see John Cox “run such a good race” for governor, showing that California isn’t exactly what people thought it to be.
The budget for California high priority for Nielsen.
“The budget of California is only precariously balanced and we will have to be diligent and hold off on the spending,” he said.
He said he is hopeful his constituents will better understand what has come of the budget and what needs to be done in the future. He also said that safety in the community is key and he will continue to work toward reforming public welfare.
“Props. 47, 57 and 36 have made us all less safe in our communities,” Nielsen said. “[The people are] not understanding that they were deceived by the ballot summaries.”
He also said he and others must remain vigilant about the dam in Oroville among other is a
Joan Saunders, but only by a slim margin. With two of four precincts in District 1 reporting, Vasquez had received 37 more votes than his opponent, or about 51 percent of the vote.
He felt optimistic the result would hold.
“I feel that I did everything I possibly could to let people know where I stand on almost every issue and what I thought about the future of Yuba County,” Vasquez said. “I still feel we have the brightest future of any county in California. All we have to do is stay the course.”
Saunders said she also felt optimistic about her chances, being that the two candidates were neck and neck throughout the night.
“I want to thank everyone who listened to me while I was going door to door and thank everyone for going out and voting for both of us. That’s the main part of being a good citizen, it’s part of our responsibility to