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Steve Bergquist wins state House seat representing Renton

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Steve Bergquist of Renton is the newest member of Renton's state legislative delegation.

He defeated Sarah Sanoy-Wright of Renton in Tuesday's general election for the House Position 2 seat in the 11th Legislative District.

Bergquist, a Democrat, received about 70 percent of the vote. The House seat opened when Bob Hasegawa of Seattle opted to run for the 11th District Senate seat held by Sen. Margarita Prentice, who retired.

Hasegawa, a Democrat, won the Senate seat by defeating Kristin Thompson of Renton, a Republican, with nearly 70 percent of the vote.

State Rep. Zack Hudgins of Tukwila retained his longtime House Position 1 seat in the 11th District by defeating Jim Flynn of Renton, with 76 percent of the vote.

Bergquist teaches social studies at Lindbergh High School in Renton and is a union member with the Renton Education Association.

He is the head coach for the girls’ and boys’ tennis teams at Lindbergh High School and head boys’ and girls’ golf coach at both Lindbergh and Renton High schools.

Bergquist is owner of Aces Tennis, Inc., a retail tennis store in Renton.

Also in legislative races, Steve Litzow retained his state Senate seat in the 41st District, defeating Maureen Judge with 54 percent of the vote. Both live on Mercer Island.

Marcie Maxwell, a Renton Democrat, retained her House Position 1 seat in the 41st District by defeating Tim Eaves of Issaquah with 58 percent of the vote.

State Rep. Judy Clibborn of Mercer Island ran unopposed for her House Position 2 seat in the 41st District.

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