Election Night: Legislative Races of interest to Sammamish

Here are Election Night results for the 41st and 45th Legislative Districts. The 41st covers the south half of Sammamish and the 45th the north half.

The 5th LD used to cover all but eight Sammamish precincts, but redistricting removed Sammamish from the 5th entirely. It continues to cover Klahanie, however, so I’m including these results.

All state races, including initiatives, can be found on the State website here.

All King County election results may be found here.

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5th LD

Senator

Democrat Mark Mullet is leading with 53.8%; I’m calling this a win for Mullet. This means the Republicans almost certainly won’t take over the State Senate.

House Position 2:

Chad Magendanz is winning with 54.8% of the vote. I’m calling this his win.
Jay Rodne was unopposed for Position 1.

41st LD

Senator

Steve Litzow is leading with 53.5% of the vote. I’m calling this for Litzow.

House Seat #1

Marcia Maxwell has won with 58% of the vote. Judy Clibborn is unopposed for Position 2.

45th LD-House Representatives

Position 1

Roger Goodman has won reelection with 56% of the vote.

Position 2

Larry Springer has won reelection with 57% of the vote.

Joel Hussey in 45th; Glenn Anderson for Lt. Gov advancement

Sammamish voters north of SE 8th St. are in the new 45th Legislative District boundaries. Joel Hussey, a Republican, is running for State Representative and should be one of the two to move on to the general election. He’s running in the Top 2 primary against incumbent Richard Goodman (D) and another Democrat. The primary is August 7 and voters already have their mail-in ballots.

Among his endorsements: Sammamish City Councilmen John James, Ramiro Valderrama and John Curley; Kirkland City Councilman Toby Nixon, himself a former 45th District State Rep.; Sammamish’s Dino Rossi; and State Reps. Jay Rodne and Glenn Anderson (of the 5th LD, which until redistricting, represented most of Sammamish).

I’ve know Joel for probably 15 years or more. We’re both in commercial aviation and I can tell you that Joel is a man of high integrity, who understands the need to compromise to get the job done, and who is fiscally conservative–which this state needs right now. He is more socially conservative than I prefer but he is not so dogmatic as the extremists would like.

Glenn Anderson should, along with incumbent Brad Owen, be the two finalists for the General Election for Lt. Governor. Anderson is one of those truly vanishing species: a moderate Republican who is by standards of today’s Republican Party a liberal. Anderson, whom I actually worked against in the 2004 election, has grown for the past eight years and has some interesting ideas should he be elected to succeed Owen, who has been in the office 16 years.

Sammamish remains in 8th in Congressional remap; moves to 41st, 45th in State redistricting

The political remap of Washington State, which occurs every 10 years, means major changes for Sammamish.

The City remains in the 8th Congressional District (Dave Reichert), which now extends across the mountains to Chelan and Kittitas counties (and making it a safe Republican district). The big change is in the Legislative Districts.

The City has been part of the 5th Legislative and 45th Legislative districts since before I’ve lived here (1996), primarily the 5th. Now, Sammamish will be in the 45th and 41st.

Here is a PDF of the map, which isn’t too precise. The darn thing doesn’t even show Lake Sammamish. Zoom in to 400% to make it readable.

This Google Earth overlay works better.

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