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UPDATE: November to bring rematch between Lackey, Fox in Assembly race

Posted: June 8, 2016 2:04 a.m.
Updated: June 8, 2016 6:01 a.m.
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The November election will feature a rematch between Republican Tom Lackey and Democrat Steve Fox for the 36th Assembly District, which takes in some northern stretches of the Santa Clarita Valley but lies mostly within the Antelope Valley.

With unofficial final returns counted early Wednesday, Lackey, the incumbent, had 50.1 percent of the vote to Fox’s 28.5 percent in Tuesday’s primary election balloting.

Fox held off fellow Democrats Darren Parker, who won 15 percent of the vote, and Ollie McCaulley 6.3 percent, to claim a spot with Lackey on the November ballot.

Fox was the 36th Assembly District representative from 2012 to 2014, but he lost a second term to Lackey.

As a retired officer with the California Highway Patrol, Lackey said he will continue to push public safety as a top priority. He has opposed policies such as prison realignment and legalizing marijuana in an effort to keep district residents safe, he said prior to the election.

Improving education, as well as working to keep businesses from leaving California, are other key issues Lackey plans to advance.

During Fox’s time in office, Northrop Grumman received a $420 million tax credit to hire more people. Fox said he also helped push through a new enterprise zone for small businesses to get a tax credit to hire more people and authored legislation to stop violent sex predators from coming into the area.

Moving forward, he plans to stimulate business and create more jobs, cut taxes and build a four year university in the district.



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