This Veterans Day inspires hope. Plus, an election update: Nov. 11

November 11, 2022

I find it fitting that on this 68th Veterans Day, election officials are calmly and methodically counting our votes – votes that will determine the course of our nation.

Today is meant to thank those who have served to protect America’s cherished democracy, as well as to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country.

Their sacrifice and service holds even greater meaning in today’s climate.

The fact that there were very few problems or baseless accusations of fraud in this week’s elections across the country tells me that the shaken confidence of many of us is being restored – along with faith in our government by the people.

New vote tally results looking better

Meanwhile, in our local democratic exercise, my race to become your next state senator remains tight, but hopeful.

Yesterday, San Diego and Orange Counties updated their results, adding 25,038 votes to our race. 
Of those, we won 14,306 votes, and my opponent got 10,732, so we received 57% of the additional votes.

Before yesterday’s update, our lead was 1,190 votes. Now, it’s 4,764. That’s a promising trend!
Though we don’t know how many ballots are left to count in Senate District 38, we estimate it to be around 120,000. It’s still going to be a while until we get final results.

Our campaign is continually observing the vote count to make sure that other observers aren’t interfering with the process. All seems to be going well so far. If you’re able to volunteer to participate for a few hours at the Registrar of Voters in this important effort, it would be much appreciated. Please sign up here.

Thank you for hanging in there with me; I’m happy to be hanging in there with you!

Sorry, you are not in the 38th Senate District.
You are in the 38th Senate district!