Republican Jeff Denham and Democrat José Hernández will face off for a seat in Congress this November.
In the 10th Congressional District, which includes Stanislaus County and Tracy and Manteca in San Joaquín County, former astronaut Hernández came in second in last Tuesday's Primary and won a spot on the November ballot by taking 28.7 percent of the vote. Denham received 48.3 percent of the vote.
"This is a district with two distinct candidates and there's a clear contrast between us," Hernández said. "(Denham) is a typical conservative. ... I'm a typical Democrat with values that mirror hard work and perseverance."
Both candidates finished well ahead of independent Chad Condit, the son of former Rep. Gary Condit, D-Ceres. Condit finished third with 15 percent of the vote.
Democrat Mike Barkley and independent Troy McComak finished fourth and fifth respectively.
Denham, 44, told The Modesto Bee he was pleased with the primary results.
"We expected we were going to look strong," he said, noting that his campaign staff worked hard to get out the vote.
On the other hand, the 49-year-old Hernández celebrated his victory at his campaign headquarters in Modesto, where a couple hundred supporters gathered.
"We're very happy with the results," Hernández said. "It went exactly how we expected it to go."
The son of migrant workers who grew up in San Joaquín County, Hernández has received support from Democrats across the nation. More than $600,000 has been donated to his campaign -- almost all of it from outside the district.
Denham's supporters, however, have given him $1.4 million to convince constituents to vote Republican. Like Hernández, the vast majority of those funds have come from outside the 10th District.
The Modesto Bee reporter J.N. Sbranti contributed to this report.
STOCKTON -- A number of Latino politicians made the cut in last week's Primary in San Joaquín County and will be on the ballot in November. In one case, incumbent San Joaquín County Supervisor Carlos Villapudua won re-election, taking 66.79 percent of the vote in the 1st District and avoiding a runoff in November.
Mark Stebbins came in second with 32.55 percent of the vote.
In Stockton, mayoral candidate Anthony Silva won enough votes to face off with incumbent Mayor Ann Johnston.
Johnston had the chance to be re-elected -- and not have to deal with a November election -- if she received the support of 50 percent of the voters plus one in Tuesday's primary.
But Johnston received 41.58 percent of the vote and Silva had 20.65 percent. They were the top finishers of a field of seven mayoral candidates.
Silva said, "I'm just hoping to get second and make it into the finals. We're just looking to go to November, when there will be a bigger voter turnout and more minorities will come out. I think I have a good shot. It will be a good race."
In Stockton City Council District 4, attorney Moses Zapien took 35.71 percent of the primary vote, winning him the chance to face off with incumbent Councilwoman Diana Lowery in November.
Lowery had 47.83 percent of the primary vote. Not making the cut in District 4 was businesswoman Theresa Velazquez, who had 15.93 percent.
In Assembly District 13, Stockton City Councilwoman Susan Eggman, who is of latino descent, came in first with 39.6 percent of the vote. Eggman, a Democrat, will face Republican K. 'Jeffrey' Jaffri in November.
Jaffrey received 21.49 percent of the primary vote.