Sammamish Comment now projects Paul Graves will win the open seat for the 5th Legislative District for the House Position 2.
Republican Graves will defeat Democrat Darcy Burner for the seat, based on trends in the results from election night through today.
Incumbent Republican Jay Rodne, who ended election night slightly behind Democrat Jason Ritchie, is now trending toward a win, based on today’s returns from King County Elections. Rodne holds Position 1 in the 5th LD House seats.
In the 5th’s State Senate race, Mark Mullet’s lead is now in jeopardy. He ended election night with 53.33% of the vote. With today’s results, this has been shaved to 51.98%. If this trend continues, he may lose to his GOP challenger Chad Magendanz.
Tomorrow’s vote tallies from King County may provide clarity in Rodne’s race and ambiguity in Mullet’s race.
The 5th LD encompasses the greater Klahanie area of Sammamish.
Sammamish Comment is waiting for election results from Snohomish County on the ST3 ballot proposition. An update from Sno County is scheduled around 5pm. Once received, The Comment will post all updated figures from the races relevant to Sammamish. The outcome of ST3 is not in doubt; it’s passing in Sno County and in King County by a wide enough margin to offset the rejection in Pierce County.