With all precincts reporting, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor won the Republican primary in the 68th Assembly District and, due to voter registration in the district, could very likely head to Sacramento after the November election.
Because voter registration leans Republican in the district, Mansoor could fill Republican Van Tran's state Assembly seat in the 68th District. Tran, who won the GOP nomination in the 47th Congressional District, is aiming for Congress in November's General Election. Tran, who is termed out of his Assembly seat, will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove).
Mansoor garnered 75.9%, or 14,861 votes, and will be the favorite over his Democratic challenger, Phu Nguyen. Nguyen won on the Democrats' ballot with 57.7% of the vote, or 6,361 votes. The two will go head to head on the November ballot.