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Parks, safety props passing for Si View, Snoqualmie in general election; Valley 5th District hopefuls fall

In the Nov. 6 general election, Valley voters approved two local levies aimed at bolstering local parks, streets and emergency responders.

But voters in the wider 5th Legislative District seem to have bypassed two local candidates to choose representatives in Issaquah from competing parties.

According to the Washington Secretary of State’s and King County’s elections results, Snoqualmie’s Prop. 1, the maintenance and operations levy for public safety, streets and parks, had 52.37 percent approval as of Tuesday morning, with 2,501 “yes” votes and 2,275 “no” votes.

Si View’s Prop. 1, a one-year maintenance and operations levy, is passing by a landslide. The measure, which returns levy funding to the metropolitan parks district, was ahead with 75.94 percent approval, 5,492 “yes” votes, to 1,740 “no” votes.

In local 5th District legislative races, State Senate contender and Issaquah Democrat Mark Mullet led Snoqualmie Republican Brad Toft, 54.1 percent to 45.9 percent. Mullet had received 33,390 votes as of Monday morning, Toft, 28,331 votes.

For the 5th District State Rep., position 2, seat, Issaquah Republican Chad Magendanz was ahead of North Bend Democrat David Spring. Magendanz had 55.52 percent of the ballot and 33,026 votes. Spring had 44.48 percent of the vote and 26,462 votes.

For State Rep., position 1, incumbent Jay Rodne of North Bend was unopposed. He received 43,913 votes.

Statewide, Initiative 1240, the charter schools creation measure, was barely passing with 50.81 percent approval.

Referendum 74, which confirms same-sex marriage, was passing with 53.27 percent approval.

In the Washington governor’s race, Jay Inslee was leading Rob McKenna, 51.3 percent to 48.7 percent.

For the eighth congressional district, Republican incumbent Dave Reichert led challenger Karen Porterfield with 59.94 percent. For U.S. Senate, Democratic incumbent Maria Cantwell led her challenger, Michael Bamgartner, with 60.11 percent.

Vote counts continue through next week. Follow local results at the King County Elections website.

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