“I started this campaign with a vision to bring a voice back to Washington for the people and for the future of our nation,” Fareed said. “It is clear we have transformed that vision into a movement made up of thousands of individuals from all across the Central Coast, joining together in pursuit of bringing next-generation leadership and 21st century solutions to Congress.”

Carbajal, Fareed set for 24th District runoff, final results confirm

By Janet Lavelle / Posted on July 8 / San Luis Obispo Tribune

The California secretary of state has another week to officially certify the June 7 primary election returns, but it appears Democrat Salud Carbajal will run against Republican Justin Fareed in the Nov. 8 election for the 24th District congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Lois Capps.

Although the state certification is pending, counties were required to certify their results and file them with the state by Friday. With those results now in, state AssemblymanKatcho Achadjian, a Republican from San Luis Obispo, has been bumped from the November runoff election, where the top two vote-getters in the primary face off. Carbajal, a Santa Barbara County supervisor, handily took first place, but whether he would face Fareed or Achadjian remained uncertain while mail-in and provisional ballots continued to be counted.

The 24th District covers all of San Luis Obispoand Santa Barbara counties and a portion of Ventura County. The results on Friday show Carbajal with 31.9 percent of the vote, Fareed with 20.5 percent, Achadjian with 18.1 percent, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider with 14.9 percent and five more candidates with single-digit returns.

Fareed, a Santa Barbara businessman generally considered more conservative than Achadjian, issued a victory statement earlier this week, saying he was “honored and humbled” by the support he received.

“I started this campaign with a vision to bring a voice back to Washington for the people and for the future of our nation,” Fareed said. “It is clear we have transformed that vision into a movement made up of thousands of individuals from all across the Central Coast, joining together in pursuit of bringing next-generation leadership and 21st century solutions to Congress.”