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Roach clings to narrow lead over Dahlquist in Senate race | 31st Legislative District
The first wave of primary election numbers were released Tuesday, Aug. 5 at about 8:15 p.m.
Both will now move forward to the general election Nov. 4.
Coming in third was Lynda Messner who is out of the race. In Washington's primary system in a race with three or more candidates, the top two move to the general election ballot regardless of party affiliation.
Dahlquist leads in King County 42 percent to 39 percent. In Pierce County Roach leads 40 percent to 37 percent.
Overall Roach has 7,147 votes and 40.09 percent and Dahlquist 6,991 and 39.22 percent.
In State House Position No. 1 Republican Drew Stokesbary led by 51 percent to 32 percent for Democrat Mike Sando. Both move to the general election ballot and Jonathon Dunn is out.
Incumbent Chris Hurst, D-Greenwater holds a more than 10 percentage point advantage over Republican Phil Fortunato State House Position No. 2. Both will be on the November ballot.
Results from the Secretary of State website:
31st Legislative District
Cathy Dahlquist (Prefers Republican Party) 6,991 39.22 percent
Pam Roach(Prefers Republican Party) 7,147 40.09 percent
Lynda Messner(Prefers Democratic Party) 3,689 20.69 percent
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 17,827
State Representative Pos. 1
Drew Stokesbary (Prefers Republican Party) 8,949 51.17 percent
Jonathon Dunn(Prefers Independent Dem Party) 2,932 16.77 percent
Mike Sando(Prefers Democratic Party) 5,607 32.06 percent
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 17,488
State Representative Pos. 2
Christopher Hurst(Prefers Independent Dem. Party) 9,693 55.41 percent
Phil Fortunato(Prefers Ind. Republican Party) 7,79944.59 percent
Congressional District 8
Jason Ritchie(Prefers Democratic Party) 4,368 28.4 percent
Dave Reichert(Prefers Republican Party) 53,907 62.82 percent
Keith Arnold(Prefers Democratic Party) 7,540 8.79 percent