First primary numbers find incumbents out front
August 12, 2014
Incumbents led the pack as King County announced the latest tally of primary ballots Aug. 8.
Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert shot out to an early lead in the 8th Congressional District race, gaining 35,979 votes or 58.97 percent. The Democratic challengers trailed with Jason Ritchie earning 19,479 or 31.93 percent and Keith Arnold receiving 5,440 or 8.92 percent.
In the 5th Legislative District representative race, Republican incumbent Chad Magendanz so far has collected the most votes in the race with 12,614 or 56.35 percent. Challenger Democrat David Spring is in second place with 7,314 or 32.67 percent, while Democrat Colin J. Alexander and Ryan Dean Burkett came in with 1,529 votes (6.83 percent) and 899 votes (4.02 percent), respectively.
Three part-time judges campaigned for a King County District Court open seat. As of Aug. 8, Lisa O’Toole has the lead with 45,605 votes or 60.56 percent, while Marcus Naylor, earning 15,069 votes or 20.01 percent, and Rick Leo, with 14,308 votes or 19 percent, trailed.
The top two of each primary will go on to face each other in the Nov. 4 general election.
Only two candidates filed for the 5th District and the 41st District seats. In the 5th, Republican incumbent Jay Rodne earned 12,998 votes or 57.52 percent, to top Democrat Essie Hicks, who earned 9,566 votes or 42.33 percent. In the 41st District first position seat, incumbent Democrat Tana Senn gained 14,391 votes or 60.42 percent over Republican Bill Stinson’s 9,393 votes or 39.43 percent. Likewise in the 41st, incumbent Democrat Judy Clibborn gained a lead over challenger Alex O’Neil with 16,232 votes or 74.77 percent.
King County will post official results for the primary after the Aug. 19 certification. Until then, count updates appear here every weekday at 4:30 p.m.