Candidates file for Renton legislative seats

A glimpse at the August primary for Districts 11, 37, 41, 47 and 5.

Legislative districts covering Renton will have a number of candidates on the August primary ballot for state representatives, the two candidates with the most votes moving on to the November general election.

For District 11 State Representatives Position 1, incumbent Zack Hudgins (D), David Hackney (D) and Jay Stark will be on the primary ballot.

In District 37, both representative positions will be on the primary ballot, Position 1 with incumbent Sharon Tomiko Santos (D), William Burroughs (D), John Dickinson and John Stafford (D). Position 2 will have seven fresh faces on the ballot after acting representative Eric Pettigrew (D) announced he won’t run another term: Kathy M. Woodward (P), Andrea Caupain (D), Andy Goeres (D), Kirsten Harris-Talley (D), Stephen Richter (R), Chukundi Salisbury (D) and Robert Redwine (D).

In District 41, incumbent representative My-Linh Thai faces three other candidates in the primary for Position 2: Al Rosenthal (R), Aaron Leedham (D) and Harlan Gallinger (I).

District 47 will have four candidates in the running for Position 2: incumbent Pat Sullivan (D), Peter Thompson Jr. (R), Joseph Cimaomo Jr. (R) and Ted Cooke (R). The August primary is held on Aug. 4, the general election will be held Nov. 3.

In District 5, the race for Position 1 will be on the August ballot, with three candidates: incumbent Bill Ramos (D), Ken Moninski (R) and Cyrus Krohn.

Positions that had two candidates file or candidates running unopposed move forward to the November ballot. Monday, May 18 marked the final day for candidates to withdraw.

This story was updated after publication to include District 5.


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