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Supervisor Carbajal holds on to strong lead in race for 24th Congressional District

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Santa Barbara County
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Supervisor Salud Carbajal

The top political race on the Central Coast this political season was for control of the 24th Congressional District, currently held by retiring Democrat Lois Capps. 

The numbers early Wednesday morning had Democrat and Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal leading Republican and Santa Barbara businessman Justin Fareed by more than 10 points.

Carbajal told KCBX that he's honored by the support of voters on the Central Coast, and given the national results, he's preparred to work with a Trump administration while in Congress.

"I will work with anyone and everyone who is willing to put the issues of the American public and working middle-class families here on the Central Coast — their issues — as priority number one," said Carbajal. "I've always worked with everyone in local government and I plan on doing the same in Congress."

Carbajal said he plans to spend the next couple of months fulfilling his remaining duties as a County Supervisor.