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Primary narrows field as DelBene and Koster advance to general election | UPDATE
Primary election results for Kirkland’s 1st, 32nd and 45th Legislative Districts, along with the U.S. 1st Congressional District, were released by the King County Elections Department Tuesday evening.
The two candidates with the most votes during the primary advance to the general election scheduled for Nov. 6.
Tuesday’s results indicate that Republican John Koster, with 38.41 percent of votes, and Democrat Susan DelBene, 23.43 percent of votes, will advance in the election for the new U.S. State Representative in the 1st Congressional District.
The 1st Congressional District covers Kirkland, Kenmore and Redmond up to the Canada border. The district’s incumbent, Jay Inslee, stepped down in March to run for Governor.
Democrat Rosemary McAuliffe received 48.32 percent of votes and Republican Dawn McCravey had 38.15 percent of votes for State Senator in the 1st Legislative District. Democrat Guy Palumbo is out of the race after receiving only 13.26 percent of the votes. The district includes the Finn Hill neighborhood of Kirkland.
In the same district, Representative Position 1 includes Democrat Derek Stanford with 50.07 percent of votes and Republican Sandy Guinn with 29.86 percent of votes.
Democrat Ruth Kagi received 75.47 percent of votes for Representative Position 2, for the 32nd District, while Republican Robert Reedy made it through with 16.49 percent.
Democrat Roger Goodman amassed 49.15 percent of votes while Republican Joel Hussey came in close with 44.10 percent of votes for the State Representative Position 1 in the 45th District. Jacob Bond came in a distant third with just 6.69 percent of the vote.