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Rep. Doris Matsui (left) with Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen.

Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, declared victory on Nov. 9 after taking the lead for California’s 7th Congressional District race.

The Associated Press quickly called the race for Matsui, and she has received 67% of the vote, as of Nov. 15.

In the redrawn district, she will represent Galt as well as downtown Sacramento, Florin, Elk Grove, Rancho Murieta and Isleton. The Land Park area resident currently represents the sixth district.

“I want to thank the voters of the Greater Sacramento region for their ongoing support, and I want to thank my newer constituents for their backing,” Matsui said in a press statement. “As your representative, I commit to working day and night to make sure we improve and invest in our country so that future generations can inherit a world that we are proud to pass on.”

Her Republican opponent, Max Semenenko had 33% of the vote.

“I want to thank Max Semenenko for running a respectful campaign and I hope that he continues his engagement in the community,” Matsui said in a press statement.