Dante Acosta

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Dante Acosta
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 38th district
In office
December 5, 2016 – November 30, 2018
Preceded byScott Wilk
Succeeded byChristy Smith
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceSanta Clarita, California
Alma materCalifornia State University, Northridge

Dante Acosta is an American politician who currently serves on the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency board of directors.[1] He previously served in the California State Assembly. A Republican, he represented the 38th Assembly District, encompassing Simi Valley, far northern San Fernando Valley, and most of the Santa Clarita Valley. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, he was a member of the Santa Clarita City Council.

Acosta was first elected to the State Assembly in November 2016. In 2018, he was defeated for re-election in a rematch with his 2016 opponent, Democrat Christy Smith.

2018 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 38th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dante Acosta (incumbent) 49,825 53.6
Democratic Christy Smith 43,050 46.4
Total votes 92,875 100.0
General election
Democratic Christy Smith 95,751 51.5
Republican Dante Acosta (incumbent) 90,298 48.5
Total votes 186,049 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 38th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christy Smith 44,755 44.7
Republican Dante Acosta 36,236 36.2
Republican Tyler Izen 10,998 11.0
Republican Jarrod R. Degonia 8,215 8.2
Total votes 100,204 100.0
General election
Republican Dante Acosta 102,977 52.9
Democratic Christy Smith 91,801 47.1
Total votes 194,778 100.0
Republican hold


  1. ^ Painter, Ryan (January 7, 2019). "Water board confirms Dante Acosta's nomination". The Santa Clarita Valley Proclaimer. Retrieved January 8, 2019.

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