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ELECTION 2016

Kiley earns easy State Assembly win

Won crowded Republican primary in June
By: Graham Womack, Staff Writer
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UPDATE: Kevin Kiley won for State Assembly District 6 with a total of 52,193 votes, according to the Placer County elections website, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Brian Caples received a total of 28,341 votes.

In the June primary, Kevin Kiley finished first among eight candidates to win the Republican nomination for State Assembly District 6.

On Tuesday evening in the general election, Kiley won with a less suspenseful victory.

Kiley, a 31-year-old political newcomer and former attorney and teacher, said during a gather Tuesday evening at his campaign headquarters that he was encouraged by early results.

"I'm really proud of... all the people who committed so much time and energy to helping this campaign be a success," Kiley said.

He vowed to make education, business, and public safety some of his top priorities.

Caples, who also ran in 2014, said during a gathering at Dave & Busters in Roseville on Tuesday evening that he was pleased to be getting more votes this time around.

He said he'd focus the next two years on stopping the twin tunnels in the Sacramento River Delta through his non-governmental organization, Fix CA Water. 

Asked if he would run again for assembly, Caples said, "I think so. We're not going to give up. The people of this district deserve to have representation at the Capital."