Democrats lead in federal, state races | 2020 Primary Election

Brian Kelly bkelly@ptleader.com
Posted 8/12/20

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer will advance to the November ballot in the race for Washington’s 6th Congressional District.

He had 47.69 percent of all ballots cast in the latest vote tally …

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Democrats lead in federal, state races | 2020 Primary Election

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U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer will advance to the November ballot in the race for Washington’s 6th Congressional District.

He had 47.69 percent of all ballots cast in the latest vote tally Monday.

Kilmer will face Republican Party candidate Elizabeth Kreiselmaier, who had 26.99 percent of the vote in a race that featured two Democrats and four Republicans.

Kilmer gathered 53 percent of the vote in Jefferson County. His Democratic Party opponent, Rebecca Parson, had 19 percent.

The top Republican in the field in Jefferson County was Kreiselmaier, with 17 percent.

Gov. Jay Inslee won a majority of all ballots cast in his quest for another term. He had 50.39 percent of the statewide vote Monday.

Republican Loren Culp was second in the crowded field for the governor’s position, with 17.18 percent.

Inslee was the big winner in the race for governor in Jefferson County, with 67.11 percent of the vote. Culp was in second with 17.75 percent.

In the race for District 24 State Senator, Democrat Kevin Van De Wege had 55.54 percent of the vote over Republican Connie Beauvais, who had 44.34 percent.

In just the Jefferson County vote, the tally was 70.72 percent of Van De Wege, and 29.18 percent for Beauvais.

In the contest for the Position 1 seat in the House’s 24th Legislative District, incumbent Democrat Mike Chapman was in front, with 56.11 percent of the vote.

Republican Sue Forde will advance to the November ballot in the three-way race, with 28.42 percent.

Trump Republican Daniel Charles Svoboda had 15.34 percent of the vote.

In Jefferson County results, Chapman had 70.61 percent, while Forde had 18.16 percent and Svoboda, 11.06 percent.

For the Position 2 seat in the House’s 24th Legislative District, Democrat Steve Tharinger was in front with 47.15 percent.

Also advancing to the General Election in the four-candidate race is Republican Brian Pruiett, who had 26.87 percent.

Jodi Wilke, a Republican, was third in the race across the district, with 17.9 percent, while Darren Corcoran, a Democrat, had 7.99 percent.

In Jefferson County results, Tharinger had 61.02 percent; Pruiett, 15.77 percent; Wilke, 14.2 percent; and Corcoran, 8.9 percent.

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