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.