Democrat Anthony Portantino came out on top in the state Senate race in the 25th District Tuesday night.
The former state Assemblyman received 139,116 votes, or about 59%, compared to Republican L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who had 97,878 votes, or roughly 41%, with all precincts reporting.
Early Tuesday night, during his election night party at the Armenian Cultural Foundation in Pasadena, Portantino said he was hopeful that he would maintain his lead.
“The night is young. We just got the first round of results,” he said. “I like the trend, I feel very positive … I’m cautiously optimistic that it...