Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has declared victory in the 21st Senate District Tuesday after the final certified ballot count for the Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.
According to the California Secretary of State website, incumbent Wilk received 199,342 votes, claiming 50.8 percent of the vote in the 21st Senate District. Democratic challenger Kipp Mueller received 193,202 votes, receiving 49.2 percent of the vote.
“This election season was like no other because of the COVID-19 virus. I am thankful the voters have chosen to send me back to Sacramento to represent them for the next four years. It is an honor to once again be representing the district where my wife and I raised our family and that I was born in. I am truly humbled,” said Wilk in a statement.
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Nearly two weeks before Wilk declared victory, Mueller conceded in the election, taking to social media to congratulate Wilk on his win, as well as to thank his supporters.
“It looks like we came up just a bit short. But I am beyond grateful for all of you,” he wrote. “We reached thousands of people who will now be plugged into our electoral process for life, ready for the next cycle and the one after that. For decades to come, thousands more voices will now be heard because of all of you.”
Wilk said Tuesday, he hopes to continue the work started in the state senate during his last term in office.
“On my return to Sacramento I am looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues and local governments to develop solutions that safely open our schools and businesses. I hope my fellow Senators will join me in ending Governor Newsom’s ‘State of Emergency’ so we can restore the proper constitutional checks and balances in our government,” Wilk said. “Newsom and his one-man rule have failed to provide proper transparency which has resulted in a lack of public trust. We as a state need to follow sound science, supported by publicly-released data and then empower local policymakers to make the best decision for their community.”
Wilk is set to be sworn into office at noon on Monday, Dec. 7 in the State Capitol.Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or send an email to email@example.com. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Report a typo or error, email Corrections@hometownstation.com
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