Congressman Ruiz won his reelection over Assemblyman Brian Nestande with 53% of the vote. He had 54,985 votes to Nestande’s 48,153.
Nestande called Congressman Ruiz and congratulated him on his victory. He said it was a hard-fought campaign and is gracious for the enthusiasm and support he received from his many supporters.
Nestande released the following statement:
“I am grateful for the opportunity to have represented the citizens of this district for the past six years in the California Assembly. Congressman Ruiz ran an effective campaign, and tonight I congratulate him on his victory. I am humbled by the overwhelming amount of support my campaign received. This country faces many challenges and I wish Congressman Ruiz the best in representing our communities.”