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Results from Tuesday's primary
Initial results are in for Tuesday's primary election races. Though no City of Renton offices were on the ballot this year, most state and federal officials representing the area were.
The race to fill Adam Kline's state senate seat has Pramila Jayapal, who prefers the Democratic Party, leading with 51 percent of the vote, followed by Louis Watanabe, Democrat, with 17 percent of the vote.
In the 37th District's Position 1, incumbent Sharon Tomiko Santos, who prefers the Democratic Party, leads with 84 percent of the vote. Her challengers Daniel Bretzke, who prefers Republican, and John Dickinson, who prefers Republican, picked up 9 percent and 6 percent of the vote respectively.
Tamra Smilanich, who prefers to remain non-partisan, and Representative Eric Pettigrew, who prefers the Democratic Party, are running for the districts Representative position 2 and got 15 percent and 84 percent of the vote respectively.
In the 11th district Rep. Zack Hudgins is still running unopposed, while Rep. Steve Bergquist, who prefers the Democrats, picked up 65 percent of the vote and challenger Sarah Sanoy-Wright, who prefers the Republicans, has 34 percent of the vote. All three will move forward to the general election.
There were no primary races in the 41st District, where Incumbent Democrat Tana Senn is being challenged by Bill Stinson, who prefers the Republicans, for her Position 1 seat while incumbent Democrat Judy Clibborn is being challenged by Alex O’Neil, who gives no party preference.
In the 33rd District, Sen. Karen Keiser, who prefers the Democrats, picked up 51 percent of the vote, while challenger Marilyn Taylor, who prefers the Democrats, got 12 percent of the vote and Martin Metz, who prefers the Republicans, got 35 percent of the vote.
In the primary race for state Representative position 2 in District 33, Incumbent Mia Su-Ling Gregerson, who prefers the Democrats, picked up 49 percent of the vote, while Jeanette Burrage, who prefers the Republicans, got 37 percent of the vote and Les Thomas, of the Independent Party got 12 percent.
In the race for Position 1, District 33, Incumbent Tina Orwell, who prefers the Democratic Party, got 63 percent of the vote while her challenger Michael J. Siefkes got 36 percent of the vote. Both will move on.
In Congressional District 9, Adam Smith, a Democrat, of Washington's Ninth District, picked up 63 percent of the vote, while Doug Basler, who prefers the Republicans, picked up 28 percent of the vote. Both will advance to the general election in November.