LOS ANGELES — Republican Robert Howell increased his lead over Democratic Congressman Marc Levine to 25,401 votes in the race for second place in the election for insurance commissioner, according to the latest numbers released by the Office of the Secretary of State. State.
Howell, a maker of cybersecurity equipment, started Wednesday’s vote count with a 13,692-vote lead after leading by 18,689 votes before Tuesday.
Howell has 1,053,795 votes (18.2%) to 1,028,394 (17.8%) for Levine, D-San Rafael, according to figures released Wednesday. Incumbent Democrat Ricardo Lara leads with 2,098,538 votes (36.3%).
Lance Ray Christensen is ahead of George Yang by 40,571 votes in the race for second place in the November ballot for superintendent of public instruction. Christensen, an education policy official, started Wednesday’s vote count with a 31,667 vote lead and was 15,650 votes ahead in Tuesday’s tally.
Christensen has 639,989 votes (11.8%) against 599,418 for Yang (11.1%). Incumbent Tony K. Thurmond leads the nonpartisan race with 2,484,381 votes (46.0%).
In the race for attorney general, former deputy U.S. attorney general Nathan Hochman extended his lead over fellow Republican Eric Early, a lawyer and business owner, to 115,544 votes after leading by 105,897 votes. during Wednesday’s vote count and 101,089 at the start of Tuesday’s count.
Hochman has 1,099,540 votes (18.5%) against 983,996 (16.6%) for Early. Democratic incumbent named Rob Bonta leads with 3,243,433 (54.6%).
An estimated 1,292,441 ballots remain unprocessed statewide, according to the secretary of state’s office.
The next Los Angeles County racing updates are expected to be released on Friday.
— City News Service