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With Election Over, Local Races Become Clearer

With the suspense of teh general election in, focus shifted towards local and county election results.

Democrat Mark Mullet led Republican challenger Chad Magendanz in the 5th District Senate race, turning out 53.33 percent approval, or 23,499 votes. Magendanz received 46.58 percent, or 20,525 votes.

Democrat incumbent Roger Goodman was well ahead in the 45th District Position 1 race over Republican challenger, Sammamish Deputy Mayor Ramiro Valderrama. Goodman garnered 65.53 percent approval to Valderrama’s 34.36 percent of the vote. For 45th District, Position 2, incumbent Larry Springer, who prefers the Democratic Party, is running unopposed and received 96.88 percent.

The races for seats in the 5th District House were separated by mere percentage points. Democratic challenger Jason Ritchie led Republican Jay Rodne in the 5th District House Position 1 race with 50.41 percent approval, or 21,822 votes, to Rodne’s 49.5 percent turnout, or 21,427 votes.

Republican Paul Graves was 258 votes ahead of Democrat Darcy Burner in the 5th District Position 2 race. Graves received 50.26 percent approval, or 21,912 votes, to Burner’s 49.66 percent approval, or 21,654 votes.

Final election results will be certified on Nov. 29. For more, visit King County Elections online.

Information provided by the Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter

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