Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) this afternoon issued the following statement after the most recent vote count put him over 20,000 votes ahead in the race for Senate District 40 (with less than 80,000 ballots left countywide):
"I am humbled and grateful for reelection to the California State Senate. I am honored for the opportunity to continue serving the over 1 million residents of East and North San Diego County.
"We are just getting started in our fight to fix California and return luster to our Golden State. The voters rightly expect Californian’s leaders to set aside political differences and tackle the many challenges we face.
"Californians are best served by hard-working elected officials that put bipartisanship and the betterment of the community first – this philosophy is something I have always tried to adhere to in past and will continue to do so in the future."