Results are in for yesterday’s primary elections, which as anticipated, ushered forward a “blue wave” of candidates for the November 6 general election.
The Ballard ballot box at the library saw a steady stream of voters yesterday; Catherine Brewe shared the above photo yesterday in the My Ballard Group when she dropped off her ballot. This year’s voter turnout for King County was 24.65%.
Here are the results for the 36th Legislative District, with easy wins for our incumbents:
Sen. Reuven Carlyle was in West Seattle with 34th District State Senate candidate Shannon Braddock, who will advance to the November election with candidate Joe Nguyen. In a close race, Nguyen came out ahead with 6,769 votes (27.69%), and Braddock earning 6,570 votes (26.87%).
— Sen. Reuven Carlyle (@Reuvencarlyle) August 8, 2018
Incumbent Senator Maria Cantwell came out way ahead of her many opponents, gaining 206,488 votes (66.67%). Former state Republican Party chair Susan Hutchison came in second with 60,734 votes (19.61%).
In the 8th Congressional District, Republican Dino Rossi gained 43 percent of the vote and will advance to the November election. Democratic candidates Kim Schrier and Jason Rittereiser are in second and third place at 19 and 17.5 percent, with tens of thousands of ballots left to be counted.
The one ballot measure, King County Prop 1 replacement levy for automated fingerprint ID, is at 56% yes and 44% no.
Full election results are available here.