Unofficial election results: Republicans heading to runoff for California Senate District 1
Republican assemblymen Brian Dahle and Kevin Kiley are headed to a June runoff for the District 1 state Senate seat, according to unofficial election results.
Dahle won 44,764 votes, or 28.7 percent. Kiley took 44,519 votes, or 28.5 percent.
The top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff to fill the state Senate seat left vacant when Ted Gaines won a spot on the state Board of Equalization.
Democrat Silke Pflueger had 40,304 votes, or 25.8 percent. Republican Rex Hime had 14,223 votes, or 9.1 percent. Republican Theodore Dziuba had 3,222 votes, or 9.1 percent.
Democrat Steve Baird, who dropped out of the race, won 9,035 votes, or 5.8 percent.
The vote tally reflects 100 percent of precincts in the 11-county district. County elections offices have until early April to certify the vote.
Senate District 1 includes all of or parts of Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra and Siskiyou counties.
In El Dorado County only, Kiley finished first with 35.58 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. His assembly district includes El Dorado Hills.
Pflueger finished second in the county with 27.23 percent of the vote. Dahle finished third with 18.99 percent.
Of the 122,245 registered voters in El Dorado County, only 34,447 ballots were cast, which puts turnout at 28.18 percent.