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Congressman-elect David Valadao tests positive for COVID-19

David Valadao
Posted at 2:23 PM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 19:29:39-05

HANFORD, Calif. (KERO) — Congressman-elect David Valadao announced on Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In November, Valdao defeated T.J. Cox for his seat in California's 21st District.

"Obviously going against an incumbent is always difficult. And we knew it was going to be close. Getting closer to election day we were preparing for a much longer count. And it ended up being a long count and we ended up successful at the end," said Valdao earlier this month.

To protect his staff and other members of Congress, Valadao said he would be working from home.