Assemblywoman Toni Atkins‘s big vote margin on Tuesday sets her up to serve next the state Senate.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Atkins, a Democrat, was receiving 66 percent of the vote in the 39th Senate District. Republican John Renison trailed her with just 18 percent of the vote. They’ll head to a runoff in November.
Atkins said she plans to focus on making housing more affordable if she joins the state Senate.