Strickland wins 19th Dist.
With most of the ballots counted in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson conceded the 19th District State Senate race to rival Republican Tony Strickland Nov. 26.
With more than 415,000 votes cast in the Nov. 4 election, Strickland squeaked past Jackson by about 900 votes. The concession marks the conclusion of the most expensive legislative race in state history. It cost more than $10 million.