Incumbents look to be re-elected easily after primary

Only 1 race close with just 4,000 ballots left to count

People can complain all they want about their politicians, but when it comes to elections they tend to vote them back in.

The Aug. 2 primary was no exception.

When incumbents were involved, all 10 received the most votes. Only two are Republicans. Another from the GOP is leading for an open seat.

As more ballots were counted after Election Day, the only really close race is for state Representative 1 in the 26th Legislative District. Adison Richard’s lead over Spencer Hutchins is now less than 500 votes.

Kitsap County has 185,698 registered voters in 219 precincts. Turnout so far is 35.5% with 64,038 ballots tabulated. About 4,000 more ballots will be counted before the vote will be finalized Aug. 16.

The top two in each race advance to the general election Nov. 8.

County results

Kitsap Commish 3

Katie Walters D – 7,492, 38%

Josh Hinman R – 5,068, 26%

Axel Strakeljahn R – 4,042, 21%

Lelyomi Preciado Lagdameo D – 1,743, 9%

Jeff Walls GOP – 986, 5%

Auditor

xPaul Andrews D – 37,238, 60%

Mike Simpson R – 24,793, 40%

Sheriff

xJohn Gese D – 37,110, 59%

Rick Kuss R – 25,225, 40%

State results

U.S. senator

xPatty Murray D – 807,647, 53%

Tiffany Smiley R – 502,147, 39%

U.S. 6 Rep.

xDerek Kilmer D – 101,987, 51%

Elizabeth Kreiselmaier R – 46,834, 23%

Lege 23 Rep. 1

xTarra Simmons D – 23,608, 65%

Janell Hulst R – 11,109 30%

Lege 23 Rep. 2

xDrew Hansen D – 24,104, 66%

Paige A. Jarquin R – 12,124, 33%

Lege 26 senator

xEmily Randall D – 23,663, 53%

Jesse L. Young R – 20,033, 44%

Lege 26 Rep. 1

Adison Richard D – 22,767, 50%

Spencer Hutchins R – 22,285, 49%

Lege 26 Rep. 2

xMichelle Caldier R – 24,591, 55%

Matt Macklin D – 20,367, 45%

Lege 35 senator

Drew C. MacEwen R – 22,204, 54%

Julianne Gale D – 18,527, 45%

Lege 35 Rep. 1

xDaniel Griffey R – 23, 112, 57%

James DeHart D – 17,543, 43%

Lege 35 Rep. 2

Sandy Kaiser D – 18,554, 46%

Travis Couture R – 10,775, 27%

Secretary of State

xSteve Hobbs D -600,934, 41%

Julie Anderson, nonpartisan, 193,954, 13%

Keith L. Waggoner R – 178,738, 12%

Bob Hagglund R – 177,709, 12%

Unopposed: xAssessor Phil Cook R, Treasurer Pete Boissonneau D, xCounty Clerk David T. Lewis III D, xProsecuting Attorney Chad M. Enright D.

x-incumbent