No surprises in primary election

By Brian Soergel | Aug 09, 2018

Democratic state Senate incumbent Maralyn Chase of Edmonds is fending off two challengers in her bid to retain her seat in the 32nd Legislative District, which includes Shoreline, Lynnwood and portions of Edmonds. Chase has held the position since 2011.

After the first count in Tuesday’s primary, Chase had 39 percent of the vote, with Democrat Jesse Salomon second with 36 percent. James Wood, an Edmonds resident and a Republican, trails with 25 percent.

The top two candidates in the primary – results are certified Aug. 21 – advance to the general election Nov. 6.

Also in the 32nd District, Position 1, Democratic incumbent Cindy Ryu is leading with 72 percent of the vote, with Republican challenger Diodato Boucsieguez second with 22 percent and Centrist Keith Smith with 6 percent.

The race for Position 2 in the 32nd District was wide open with the retirement of Ruth Kagi. First-time candidate Lauren Davis, a Democrat, collected 50 percent of the vote, leading Democrat Chris Roberts – the mayor of Shoreline – who received 25 percent. Republican Frank Deisler also collected 25 percent.

Here’s a look at other races that affect Edmonds voters:

Legislative District 21

Incumbent Democratic state Sen. Marko Liias was ahead with 49.67 percent, with Republican Mario Lotmore second with 30.57 percent.

In the State Representative races, all candidates automatically moved on. In Position 1, Edmonds Democrat Strom Peterson, the incumbent, pulled in 67 percent of the vote, and challenger Amy Schaper, a Republican, 33 percent.

For Position 2, Democratic incumbent Lillian Ortiz-Self had 67 percent of the vote, while Republican challenger Petra Bigea had 33 percent.

Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney

Edmonds resident Adam Cornell, a Democrat and 15-year deputy prosecuting attorney, is running unopposed for the four-year seat. Incumbent Mark Roe is retiring.

Congressional District 7

Incumbent Pramila Jayapal won her seat in November 2016, following the retirement of 14-term Rep. Jim McDermott. The Democrat had 81 percent of the vote in the primary and will be challenged in the general election by Republican Craig Keller, who pulled in 19 percent.

U.S. Senate

Edmonds resident and Democrat Maria Cantwell, the junior U.S. Senator who has served four terms in Washington, D.C., will be challenged by Republican Susan Hutchison, the former KIRO newscaster and former state Republican party chairwoman. Cantwell received 55 percent of the primary vote; Hutchison picked up 24 percent.

PUD District 1 Commissioner, District 2

Edmonds resident Rebecca Wolfe is ahead with 30.13 percent, with Kathy Vaughn second with 29.21 percent and David Chan third with 28.34 percent.



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