Lackey, who is the current assemblyman for the district, received the most votes and the highest vote share in Tuesday’s primary election with 61.7 percent of the vote, with former Assemblyman Fox receiving 38.3 percent, according to the California Secretary of State.
“I’m so thankful to the voters who voted to send me back to Sacramento,” said Lackey. “Even with such a significant margin, I do not take anything for granted. I am excited to run a great campaign to show voters why I am the best choice to represent the Antelope Valley and High Desert.”
Before being elected to the State Assembly, Tom served as a member of the Palmdale Elementary School District Board of Trustees, and was elected to three consecutive terms on the Palmdale City Council.
Fox, the Democratic challenger, previously served in the California Assembly from 2012 to 2014.
Lackey and Fox are set to battle for the assembly seat on November 6 for California’s 36th Assembly District, which includes parts of the Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley.