Santa Clarita Valley went for Clinton, but voted GOP down ballot

College of the Canyons students watch the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Clinton outpolled Trump among local voters last week. Katharine Lotze/Signal

How blue was your valley?

Well, the Santa Clarita Valley was solidly Democratic blue on the presidential level on Election Day last week — but it tilted reliably Republican red in the more local races.

A breakdown of area voting shows that Democrat Hillary Clinton carried the area by Congressional district, Assembly district, state Senate district and within the city of Santa Clarita over Republican Donald Trump – while the GOP prevailed on the local level in all those sectors.

In the 25th Congressional District, where Republican Steve Knight captured 53.4 percent of the votes, Clinton got 70,005 votes compared to Trump’s 62,334, according to voting totals on

In the 38th Assembly District, carried by Republican Dante Acosta with 53.1 percent of the vote, Clinton garnered 49,570 votes to Trump’s 42,380.

In the 36th Assembly District, won by Republican Tom Lackey with 56.1 percent of the votes, Clinton got 41,371 votes to Trump’s 37,419.

In the 21st state Senate District, where Republican Scott Wilk prevailed with 54.8 percent of the votes, Clinton outpolled Trump by a 67,620 to 63,339 margin.

In the city of Santa Clarita, Clinton edged out Trump 27,807 to 26,943.

Municipal elections are technically non-partisan in Santa Clarita, but Mayor Bob Keller and former Cameron Smyth, both with GOP ties, won the two City Council seats that were open, both by comfortable margins in a field of 11.

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