Yesterday’s primary election results are in, narrowing down some crowded fields. The 36th District, which represents most of Ballard, had a packed roster for the spot of state representative. Democratic candidates Gael Tarleton and Noel Frame came out on top with 30.2 and 20.8 percent of the vote respectively, and will be the only two continuing on. Rep. Reuven Carlyle swept his reelection with 86.6 percent of the vote.
In the 43rd District, Democratic candidates Rep. Jamie Pedersen and Rep. Frank Chopp both won their races, each gaining about 90 percent of the vote.
In the race for governor, Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna were the front-runners, with Inslee getting 46.7 percent and McKenna with 42.9 percent. Inslee is a seven-term congressman from Bainbridge Island, and Attorney General McKenna is vying to be the first Republican governor elected in the state since 1980, according to our newspartners The Seattle Times.
Also on the ballot was the $123 million library levy, which looked to be approved based on early results. King County’s $210 million measure to replace the Youth Services Center in Seattle was barely passing, according to The Times.
For a full list of election results, visit the Washington Secretary of State site.