Updated 12 midnight.
On Tuesday, voters chose which state assembly candidate will take the helm over newly drawn District 22, which represents most of South San Francisco as well as Pacifica, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Belmont, Foster City, San Carlos and Redwood City.
Vying for election were Democrat Kevin Mullin, the city councilmember and former mayor of South San Francisco, and Republican Mark Gilham, a small business owner in Redwood City.
At midnight, with all precincts reporting, Mullin had over 70% of all votes.
"It's an extraordinary time to be entering the State Assembly," Mullin said in a speech to an excited crowd packed into the entrance hall to the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City around 9 p.m. on Tuesday. "This opportunity will not be squandered. I will work across the aisle and restore public trust in the assembly," Mullin said.
Mullin also said that becoming part of transportation, budget, and higher education committees, along with focusing on workforce development, are his most immediate priorities as a new assembly member.
"I'm going to miss the city council meetings and working with 4 great people and senior staff," Mullin said, "as excited as I am to go to Sacramento."
Mullin and his father, Gene Mullin, were walking precincts Monday and Tuesday in Rancho Cordova for Ken Cooley, another State Assembly candidate. On Monday, they were in San Rafael for a rally.
Tuesday evening's event was co-sponsored by Jerry Hill, who spoke on his imminent win of State Senate for District 13.
Mullin took 68% of the vote in the Primary Election in June. A link to a map of the district is found here.
315 of 315 Precincts Reporting (100%)
CA State Assembly District 22
Kevin Mullin Democrat
Mark Gilham Republican