Leslie walks away with Assembly seat | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Leslie walks away with Assembly seat

Tim Leslie beat an unknown Democrat from Placer County on Tuesday — receiving 66 percent of the vote for the 4th Assembly District, which includes South Lake Tahoe.

Leslie, a Republican incumbent, ran against Scott Warren, a business analyst for Hewlett-Packard, for the Assembly seat. Warren, 45, received 33 percent of the vote.

“Tim got more votes than any other Republican assemblyman in a contested race,” said Jedd Medefind, chief of staff at Leslie’s office.

The assemblyman racked up 78,788 votes, while Warren tallied 39,963.

Leslie, 60, lives at Tahoe City and has a place in Sacramento. He was first elected to represent the 4th District in 2000. Members of the Assembly serve a two-year term.

Prior to representing the 4th District, Leslie served for more than nine years as a California senator and more than four years as an assemblyman representing the 5th District.

“I feel so honored by this rousing support,” Leslie said. “It’s the kind of thing that makes you want to get right back at it, fighting for the district.

“This next session will be rough. Reckless spending and short-term fixes have come home to roost. The past four years have been high on spending but low on vision. We need to flip that trend on its head.”

When redistricting takes effect in December, the 4th District will include El Dorado County minus El Dorado Hills, most of Placer County, all of Alpine County and the Rio Linda section of Sacramento County.

— Gregory Crofton can be reached at (530) 542-8045 or by e-mail at gcrofton@tahoedailytribune.com

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