Claremont Insider: Calaycay Defeated in Republican Assembly Primary

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Calaycay Defeated in Republican Assembly Primary

Recount Territory?

Claremont councilmember Corey Calaycay ran a strong third in the six-man Republican primary for the 59th Assembly district.

With all precincts tallied, Calaycay garnered 7,482 votes, more than 2,000 votes back of Tim Donnelly with 9,659 and Chris Lancaster with 9,619. With only 40 votes separating the leaders, a fraction of a percent difference, it seems likely a recount will determine the winner.

Anthony Riley, expected to run stronger, gained only 3,268 votes. Ken Hunter and Iver Bye received 2,353 and 831 votes respectively.

Results are posted here.

The winner, apparently Tim Donnelly, will face Democrat Darcel Woods in November.