Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement regarding Steve Fox’s last-minute upset victory in AD 36:
“Every election has its surprises, and what a pleasant one we have here in LA County with Steve Fox’s win in Assembly District 36. Fox knew the long odds heading into the race, but never wavered in his commitment to fighting for the working families of the Antelope Valley.
“In 2006, LACDP instituted our ‘Red Zone Program’ to assist Democratic candidates in LA County running in Republican-held districts. The program’s reach has expanded each election cycle since, and in 2012 included communicating with voters via mail, phone calls, email and social media touting Fox and others from this year’s class of candidates. I’m extremely proud to congratulate Steve Fox on being LACDP’s first Red Zone Candidate to successfully flip a district from red to blue.
“This race is a good example of a statewide trend of voters choosing the reasonable solutions of the Democratic Party over the extreme rhetoric of the Republicans. The big blue wave of Democratic support got bigger over the weekend with Fox’s last-minute victory.”