Roach clings to narrow lead over Dahlquist in Senate race | 31st Legislative District

The first wave of primary election numbers were released Tuesday, Aug. 4 at about 8:15 p.m.

The first wave of primary election numbers were released Tuesday, Aug. 5 at about 8:15 p.m.

In the hottest battle in the 31st Legislative District, incumbent Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn holds a slim 156 vote lead over Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, R-Enumclaw.

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

• Senate

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

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