California Assemblymember Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and former Assemblymember Sally Lieber appear to be heading to the November ballot for the 13th California State Senate District.
The race calls for the two candidates with the most votes to move on to the Nov. 6 election. The winner will succeed Joe Simitian, who is termed out.
With all 418 precincts reporting by 11:30 p.m., Hill had received 51.3 percent of the votes, while Lieber had attained 22.1 percent. The other two candidates, John Webster and Christopher Chiang, had received 15.9 percent and 10.7 percent, respectively.
Hill has been an elected official representing portions of San Mateo County for more than 20 years. He has been the mayor of San Mateo, County Supervisor and has served in the Assembly since 2008.
Hill has lived on the Peninsula for the past 42 years, owning his own small business for the past 34 years. His public service began as a member of his neighborhood homeowners association.
Lieber served in the California State Assembly from 2002 until 2008, representing California's 22nd Assembly District and as the Assembly’s Speaker pro Tempore. Before her election to the State Assembly, Lieber served as a council member and mayor of Mountain View.
Lieber currently serves as an advisor to the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, an agency that was created through her legislation, and recently served on Attorney General Kamala D. Harris’ Transition Team working on women’s rehabilitation and mental health.
The newly drawn 13th State Senate District includes northern Santa Clara County and much of San Mateo County, specifically Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, El Granada, Emerald Lake Hills, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, La Honda, Ladera, Loma Mar, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Loyola, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Montara, Moss Beach, Mountain View, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Pescadero, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Stanford, Sunnyvale and Woodside.