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Melissa Melendez, a Republican Assemblywoman won a special election to fill a Southern California state Senate seat, according to US News.

Melendez defeated Democrat Elizabeth Romero with 56% of 170,000 votes.

Democrat Elizabeth Romero is a member of the Riverside County Board of Education and administrator at the University of California, Riverside.

Melendez also replaced Republican Jeff Stone who resigned his 28th Senate District seat last year to take a Trump administration post.

Melendez, a Navy veteran and former mayor of Lake Elsinore, has served in the Assembly since 2012.

More from US News:

The district covers a wide swath of Riverside County, including the Coachella Valley.

She has been a strong supporters of President Donald Trump and sat next to him at a 2018 White House meeting about California’s “sanctuary state” law for immigrants in the country illegally.