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Gordon Takes State Assembly Race

Incumbent sweeps ballots.

With 90.7 percent of precincts reporting, has won the State Assembly representative for District 24 seat.

Gordon, a Menlo Park resident, had 56 percent of the votes as of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night, according to data from the Secretary of State's office.

The democratic incumbent had 27,530 votes, which is almost double the amount that his closest competitor, Chengzhi “George” Yang, had. Yang, who identifies with the Republican party, had 29 percent of the vote, or 14,249 votes.

Candidate Geby E. Espinoza, Democrat, had 10 percent of ballots cast, with 5,108 votes.  In last place is Joseph Antonelli Rosas with 2,140 votes, or 4 percent of the ballots cast.

Gordon represented the  21st Assembly District, which encompassed Redwood City, San Carlos, Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Woodside, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Palo Alto and Portola Valley until Tuesday.

The Citizens Redistricting Commission unfurled maps on June 10, 2011 that created new boundaries for political districts in California, shifting the lines to account for the population growth that took place in the past 10 years.

You can see the boundaries for the new District 24 in the photo next to these words.

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