Ryu, Kagi, Pollet expand primary election leads

Friday, August 5, 2016

Incumbent Democratic State Reps. Cindy Ryu, Ruth Kagi and Gerry Pollet expanded their leads in results of the Tuesday primary election posted Thursday.

Updated results showed 32nd Legislative District Rep. Ryu leading Republican candidate Alvin Rutledge, her apparent general election opponent, by a 74 percent to 19 percent margin. Independent candidate Keith Smith had 7 percent.

Incumbent Democrat Ruth Kagi led Republican David Schirle with 65 percent to 22 percent for Schirle. Democratic challenger Wes Irwin had 10 percent, and Libertarian Alex Hart had 3 percent.

Gerry Pollet led in the 46th District with 88 percent of the vote against challenger Stephanie Heart Viskovich's 12 percent. Jessyn Farrell ran unopposed.

Elections officials expect to post updated returns Friday afternoon.

The 32nd District includes the city of Shoreline, part of northwest Seattle, Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas of southwest Snohomish County, the city of Lynnwood and part of Mountlake Terrace.

The 46th District includes the cities of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park and a section of northeast Seattle.


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