California Republican Rep. Mike Garcia cemented his place as the congressman for the 25th Congressional District after his opponent Democratic Assemblywoman Christy Smith conceded Monday night.
“After four weeks of canvassing, every vote has been counted. Both Los Angeles County and Ventura County have officially certified the race today and have declared me the victor,” Garcia said in a statement. “I am once again honored to represent CA-25 during this pivotal time in our country’s history.”
Nearly one month after election night, absentee ballots in counties around the district were counted, but Smith could not make up a 339-ballot deficit to beat Garcia.