Bonnie Garcia

Republican state Senate candidate Bonnie Garcia.

Published: Nov. 7, 2014 10:36 a.m.

Republican Bonnie Garcia on Friday conceded defeat in the 28th Senate District race.

In a mass email, Garcia, a former assemblywoman, said she called Republican and Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone “to congratulate him and wish him well.”

“I’m proud of the fact that I stayed true to who I am without straying from my core values and sought to serve the entire community, not just those who voted for me,” she said. “My sincere desire is that we continue to move in a positive direction to embrace the changing demographics of our country, rebuild our educational institutions to give every child a fighting chance and strengthen the economy of our state to lift every senior, veteran and family out of poverty.

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