Brian Dahle, Kevin Kiley advance to runoff for District 1 state Senate seat |

Brian Dahle, Kevin Kiley advance to runoff for District 1 state Senate seat

The results are final and certified by the state of California.

Republican Assemblymen Brian Dahle and Kevin Kiley will advance to the June 4 runoff for the District 1 state Senate seat, according to official results.

Dahle received the most votes with 57,725, or 29.6 percent. Kiley came in second with 54,290, or 27.9 percent.

The winner of the June 4 primary will take the seat of former state Sen. Ted Gaines, who left office after securing a spot on the state Board of Equalization.

The state Senate district includes parts of 11 counties, including Nevada County.

Democrat Silke Pflueger had 49,164 votes, or 25.2 percent. Republican Rex Hime had 18,050 votes, or 9.3 percent. Republican Theodore Dziuba had 4,672 votes, or 2.4 percent.

Democrat Steve Baird, who said he’d dropped out of the race, took 10,855 votes, or 5.6 percent.

State elections officials said no candidate can officially withdraw from a primary election once they’ve filed the paperwork to declare. However, Baird said publicly weeks before the March 26 election that he’d left the race.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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