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Gaines wins Senate seat

Senator-elect Ted Gaines
Senator-elect Ted Gaines

Senator Ted Gaines

ROSEVILLE — Republican Assemblyman and business owner Ted Gaines swept to victory in the First Senate District Special Election yesterday, winning over 63 percent of the vote in the two-person run-off race.

Gaines was sworn in to the Senate on Jan. 6.

“I am humbled and grateful for the overwhelming support I received from the voters in the First Senate District,” said Gaines. “It is an honor to represent the area my family first settled in over 150 years ago, and to do so at such a crucial time in our state’s history.”

The Special Election was caused by the untimely death of State Sen. Dave Cox in July 2010. California law required a special election to fill the seat. The vast majority of voters who participated in yesterday’s election did so by absentee ballot.

“These special elections are a financial burden on counties,” said Gaines. “I plan to introduce legislation to allow counties to conduct Special Elections entirely through the mail, eliminating the need to open polling places and find and pay poll workers for every special election.”

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