The two women - one Democrat, one Republican - will run off head to head in a special election on Nov. 5.
A Democrat and Republican - Elizabeth Betancourt and Megan Dahle - will face off in November for the District 1 Assembly seat.
Democrat Betancourt raked in the most votes in Tuesday’s special primary for the District 1 Assembly seat, with 39.1 percent of the vote.
Dahle, a Republican, came in second, according to preliminary results with 36.2 percent of the vote.
The two women will run off head to head in a special election on Nov. 5.
Betancourt was the sole Democrat on the ballot.
“What a night! I’m incredibly grateful and honored by your support. Onward and upward to the runoff in November!” she said on Facebook. “We’re thinking it’s actually looking pretty good, being in the top two.”
“Thank you to everyone that voted and supported the campaign in countless ways,” Dahle said on her campaign’s Facebook page. “We will gear up and be ready for November 5th. Keep those signs up we are going to a runoff!”
Patrick Jones gathered 17.3 percent of the vote; Joe Turner got 5.6 percent; and Lane Rickard took 1.8 percent districtwide, which includes Butte, Lassen Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra and Siskiyou counties.
In Siskiyou County, Betancourt beat Dahle by about 10 percentage points, although less than a third of registered voters cast a ballot in the special primary election.
According to Siskiyou County Clerk Laura Bynum’s report #3, posted at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Betancourt hauled in 3,262 votes, while Dahle garnered 2,456 votes. Jones received 21.55 percent of the vote in Siskiyou County. Turner and Rickard got 5.64 percent and 2.22 percent in Siskiyou, respectively.
About 40 percent of the Assembly District 1’s registered voters are Republicans; about 28 percent are registered Democrats , and about 22 percent have no party preference.