King County certifies primary election results

September 2, 2014

By Peter Clark

King County certified the primary election results Aug. 19, setting the stage for the November general election.

Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert maintained his lead in the 8th Congressional District race, ending up with 36,305 votes or 58.96 percent. The Democratic challengers trailed with Jason Ritchie earning 19,665 or 31.94 percent and Keith Arnold receiving 5,489 or 8.91 percent.

In the 5th Legislative District representative race, Republican incumbent Chad Magendanz collected the most votes in the race with 12,733 or 56.37 percent. Democrat David Spring took second place with 7,375 or 32.65 percent, while Democrat Colin J. Alexander and Ryan Dean Burkett, who indicated no party preference, came in with 1,545 votes (6.84 percent) and 907 votes (4.02 percent), respectively.

Three part-time judges campaigned for a King County District Court open seat. Lisa O’Toole secured the lead with 46,023 votes or 60.54 percent, while Marcus Naylor earned 15,235 votes or 20.04 percent, and Rick Leo had 14,440 votes or 19 percent.

The top two of each primary 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 13,112 votes or 57.51 percent, to top Democrat Essie Hicks, who earned 9,656 votes or 42.35 percent.

In the 41st District first position seat, incumbent Democrat Tana Senn ended up with 14,523 votes or 60.40 percent over Republican Bill Stinson’s 9,485 votes or 39.45 percent. Likewise in the 41st, incumbent Democrat Judy Clibborn led challenger Alex O’Neil with 16,390 votes or 74.77 percent.

Oct. 6 is the deadline for general voter registration and address update for the November general election. Learn more here.

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