Ryu widens lead over Coday as both appear headed for November

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

By Evan Smith
ShorelineAreaNews Politics Writer

Democrat Cindy Ryu's lead over Republican Art Coday widened slightly Wednesday as both appear headed for a November faceoff for the 32nd Legislative District House seat that Democrat Maralyn Chase is vacating to run for the State Senate.

Ryu, a former Shoreline councilwoman and mayor, led the Wednesday afternoon vote count with 41.65 percent of the vote to 38.10 percent for Coday, her likely November opponent, and 20.25 percent for Doris Fujioka McConnell, a current Shoreline councilwoman.

The numbers reflect King County votes received by Tuesday morning and Snohomish County votes received by Tuesday afternoon.

The King County vote came from a countywide turnout of 27 percent, compared to the projected 45 percent. King County votes in the 32nd District include those from Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and the Finn Hill area near Kirkland.

Snohomish County's countywide turnout as of Tuesday was 26.25 percent, compared to a projected 41 percent. Snohomish County results include ballots from Woodway, south Edmonds and unincorporated Esperance.

King County plans to update its vote count at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Snohomish County at 5 pm Thursday.

Art Coday (R) ----------- 8,425 votes, 38.10 %

Cindy Ryu (D) ---------- 9,210 votes, 41.65 %

Doris Fujioka McConnell (D) - 4,478 votes, 20.25 %

Total Votes ------------ 22,113, --- 100.00%


Greg H.,  August 18, 2010 at 9:13 PM  

41.3 percent goes to 41.65, 38.5 percent goes to 38.1, and the headline screams, "Ryu widens lead over Coday." ??
Instead, how about a headline like, "Democrat in Democrat-majority Shoreline clings to slim lead over up-and-coming Republican"?

Anonymous,  August 20, 2010 at 12:16 AM  

Hear, Hear Greg H!!

Cindy Ryu August 20, 2010 at 3:43 AM  

I am thrilled and grateful to be the winner of this competitive, three-way Primary Election. Our victory came from the hard work of dozens of dedicated volunteers and over 250 donors who invested their time, energy and money into this short, fifteen-week-old campaign.

My proven record of civic service and building relationships throughout the small business, neighborhood and public school communities and regional organizations is, of course, reflected in these election results. It also reaffirms the importance of grassroots involvement and everyone’s participation in our representative democracy.

Our district cast over 62% of its votes for Democrats in this race*, and we have a record of coming together after a primary to support the Democratic winner in the general election. Both of our sitting State Representatives Maralyn Chase and Ruth Kagi have endorsed my campaign for State Representative Position 1, as have former holders of this position, the Hon. Donn Charnley and the Hon. Nancy Rust.

As before the primary, we are going to continue talking to voters in every part of our community and listening to their concerns. With continued education and outreach on important issues, I trust that the voters will send me to Olympia to represent their hopes and values. I shall be honored to serve them all.

Cindy Ryu, Democratic Nominee for 32nd LD State House of Representatives Position #1


Anonymous,  August 21, 2010 at 12:35 AM  

This is much less a comment than a "Letter to the Editor"..

I hope it doesn't become common to "cut and paste" campaign information and excerpts from other Area News in Article response space.

Congratulations to candidate Ryu, but this is ill placed.

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