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Aug. 4, 2020 Primary Election unofficial results as of 8:15 p.m.

View daily updated results at https://piercecountywa.gov/6573/View-Election-Results

PIERCE COUNTY 

• For Pierce County Council District 3, Republican Amy Cruver, who has worked as an assistant to current District 3 Councilman Jim McCune, has come out with a strong lead, with 42,92 percent of the vote. Vying for second place and to challenge Cruver in the general election are Republican Joe Zaichkin, 21.09 percent, and Democrat Marcus Young, 20.35 percent. McKenna Democrat Yanah Cook trails her opponents with 15.48 percent of the vote.

Pierce County Council District 3

(R) Amy Cruver: 42.92 percent (7,840 votes)

(R) Joe Zaichkin: 21.09 percent (3,852 votes)

(D) Marcus Young: 20.35 percent (3,717 votes)

(D) Yanah Cook: 15.48 percent (2,827 votes)

 

Pierce County Sheriff (Top 2 advance to general election)

Ed Troyer: 52.62 percent (64,410 votes)

Cyndie Fajardo: 20.42 percent (24,996)

Doug Richardson: 15.85 percent (19,404)

Darin G. Harris: 10.05 percent (12,296)

 

Pierce County Executive

(R) Bruce Dammeier: 55.05 percent (69,536 votes)

(D) Larry Seaquist: 44.82 percent (56,616)

 

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 2

• For the Legislative District 2 State Senate position, replacing state Sen. Randi Becker, who opted not to file again, the top two candidates emerging are Democrat Rick Payne (30.88 percent), and Republican Jim McCune (20.75 percent), current County Council District 3 member. McCune has a slight lead — less than 1,000 votes — over Republican Josh Penner, mayor of Orton, who picked up 17.43 percent of the vote. Eatonville native Republican Ronda Litzenberger, who currently sits on the Eatonville School Board and received an endorsement from Becker, is in fourth place with 14.29 percent.

Legislative District 2 state Senator (district-wide results, top 2 advance)

(D) Rick Payne: 30.88 percent (6,840 votes)

(R) Jim McCune: 20.75 percent (4,596)

(R) Josh Penner: 17.43 percent (3,860)

(R) Ronda Litzenberger: 14.29 percent (3,166)

(R) Gina Blanchard-Reed: 8.25 percent (1,828)

(R) Matthew Smith: 8.16 percent (1,808)

 

• In the race for Legislative District 2 state Representative position 2, Republican incumbent JT Wilcox has a healthy 44.14 percent of the vote in the district. Based on early results, his most likely challenger will be Democrat Veronica Whitcher Rockett (31.68 percent) who is leading Republican Matt Marshall (23.97 percent). Republican District 2 state Rep. Andrew Barkis is running unopposed for position 1.

Legislative District 2 Representative, Position 2

(R) JT Wilcox: 44.14 percent (9,802 votes)

(D) Veronica Whitcher Rockett: 31.68 percent (7,034)

(R) Matt Marshall: 23.97 percent (5,323)

 

• Many candidates are vying for the U.S. House Washington District 10 seat to replace incumbent Denny Heck, who is running for Washington lieutenant governor. Of the candidates, Marilyn Strickland will likely make an appearance on the general election ballot after opening with 21.47 of the vote in District 10. Most likely to challenge her are either Beth Doglio (14.36 percent) or Kristine Reeves (13.17 percent), both Democrats.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 10

Congressional District 10 Representative (Top 7 listed, top 2 advance)

(D) Marilyn Strickland: 21.47 percent (22,105 (votes)

(D) Beth Doglio: 14.36 percent (14,832)

(D) Kristine Reeves: 13.17 percent (13,605)

(R) Rian Ingrim: 10.62 percent (10,967)

(R) Jackson Maynard: 7.99 percent (8,253)

(R) Nancy Dailey Slotnick: 6.58 percent (6,800)

(R) Don Hewett: 5.23 percent (5,406)

 

STATE 

• In the highly contested governor’s race, with 36 candidates making up the field, incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee has opened with a commanding lead across the state, picking up 51.92 percent of the vote. His closest challenger, whom he will likely face in the general election, is Republican Loren Culp, who campaigned in Eatonville this spring. Culp is leading the field of challengers with 16.71 percent of the vote. As of Tuesday, his closest opponent is Republican Tim Eyman with 7.04 percent.

State Governor (Top 7 listed, top 2 advance)

(D) Jay Inslee 645,920 votes, 51.92 percent

(R) Loren Culp 207,918, 16.71 percent

(R) Tim Eyman 87,615, 7.04 percent

(R) Raul Garcia 62,456, 5.02 percent

(R) Phil Fortunato 50,664, 4.07 percent

(Trump's Republican Party) Leon Aaron Lawson 15,511, 1.25 percent

(D) Don L. Rivers 12,201, 0.98 percent

 

Lieutenant Governor

(D) Denny Heck 332,831 votes, 27.76 percent

(D) Marko Liias 119,465, 16.64 percent

(R) Ann Davison Sattler 138,433, 11.55 percent

(R) Marty McClendon 129,356, 10.79 percent

(R) Richard (Dick) Muri 118,695, 9.9 percent

(D) Michelle Jasmer 106,014, 8.84 percent

(R) Joseph Brumbles 90,581, 7.55 percent

 

Secretary of State

(R) Kim Wyman 616,108, 50.19 percent

(D) Gael Tarleton 548,248, 44.66 percent

(I) Ed Minger 39,836, 3.25 percent

(P) Gentry Lange 22,216, 1.81 percent

 

State Treasurer

(D) Mike Pellicciotti 657,368, 54.07 percent

(R) Duane A. Davidson 556,883, 45.81 percent

 

State Auditor

(D) Pat (Patrice) McCarthy 582,182, 48.12 percent

(R) Chris Leyba 492,122, 40.68 percent

(D) Joshua Casey 134,255, 11.1 percent

 

State Attorney General

(D) Bob Ferguson 696,278, 56.7 percent

(R) Matt Larkin 288,673, 23.51 percent

(R) Brett Rogers 152,933, 12.45 percent

(GOP) Mike Vaska 88,837, 7.23 percent

 

Commissioner of Public Lands

(D) Hilary Franz 618,143, 51.56 percent

(R) Sue Kuehl Pederson 260,872, 21.76 percent

(R) Cameron Whitney 109,379 9.12 percent

(R) Steve Sharon 95,517 7.97 percent

(D) Frank Wallbrown 65,532, 5.47 percent

(L) Kelsey Reyes 34,930, 2.91 percent

(R) Maryam Abasbarzy 13,110, 1.09 percent

 

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Chris Reykdal 454,083, 40.26 percent

Maia Espinoza 270,739, 24 percent

Ron Higgins 228,238, 20.23 percent

Dennis Wick 67,424, 5.98 percent

David Spring 62,595, 5.55 percent

Stan Lippmann 39,497, 3.5 percent

 

Insurance Commissioner

(D) Mike Kreidler 724,555, 60.09 percent

(R) Chirayu Avinash Patel 337,239, 27.97 percent

(L) Anthony Welti 141,692, 11.75 percent