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From the Eastsider.

Community activist Wendy Carrillo and healthcare director Luis Lopez appear to be headed for a December runoff after emerging as the top vote getters in today’s 51st State Assembly District primary, based on preliminary results.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Carrillo won the biggest share of votes, 21%, followed by Lopez, with 19.13%, according to the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. College trustee Mike Fong, who had taken the lead in early results, came in third with 16.62%.

Since no candidate won 50% of the vote, the two frontrunners are now headed for a Dec. 5 runoff election.

The preliminary results must still be certified by election officials and outstanding ballots tabulated.

Carillo and Lopez were among 13 candidates on the ballot.

Read the full story on the Eastsider

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Kyle Garcia

Kyle García is a former web editor with Boyle Heights Beat.

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