State Rep. Jay Rodne edged into the lead by 102 votes in updated election results today in his bid for reelection to the Washington House from the 5th Legislative District.
Rodne ended last night trailing his opponent, Democrat Jason Ritchie, by 295 votes. Rodne is a Republican. He drew heavy fire for a Facebook posting in which he made disparaging remarks about Muslims and called for every American to arm themselves.
In the race for the other House seat in the 5th LD, newcomer Paul Graves is leading by 1,047 votes over Darcy Burner. Graves, a Republican, ended Election night with a 258 vote lead over Burner, the Democrat. This is an open seat.
These remain the only two races that Sammamish Comment is following for Sammamish residents that are too close to call.
The full graphic of today’s results is below.