TOP DOG: Salud Carbajal, who snagged first place in the 24th Congressional District race, celebrates at Benchmark Eatery.
Paul Wellman

In new fundraising figures, Salud Carbajal reported just shy of a half-million dollars, bringing his total raised to $2.2 million in the race to represent the 24th congressional district. The last quarter covers April-June. As of June 30, the Democratic candidate and county supervisor had $539,214 cash on hand, according to his campaign. The latest fundraising figures for Republican Justin Fareed, who will face Carbajal in the November election, were not available on Friday. According to election results finalized this week, Carbajal finished with 31.9 percent of the vote; Fareed secured 20.5 percent. Republican Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian received 18.1 percent of the vote. Democrat Helene Schneider, who is Santa Barbara City’s mayor, got 14.9 percent.


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