Election 2016: Voters return incumbent state legislators to Olympia

The mood was subdued at the Nile Country Club in Mountlake Terrace on election night as Snohomish and King County Democrats from the 32nd,1st, 21st, 46th and 38th legislative districts gathered to watch both national and local returns. The crowd let out a cheer, above, when it was announced that Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had won Washington state, but many supporters began leaving as Clinton continued to trail Republican candidate Donald Trump.
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Carin Chase, chair of the 32nd District Democrats, addresses the crowd, which was watching results on the big-screen TV.
21st District State Rep. Strom Peterson, his wife Maria Montalvo and 21st District Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self pose for photos after it was announced that Peterson and Ortiz-Self had won re-election to their seats.

Incumbent state representatives in the 32nd and 21st legislative districts, each of which include portions of Edmonds, won re-election easily during general election balloting Tuesday night.

Position 1 Rep. Strom Peterson (D-21st), a former Edmonds City Councilmember and downtown business owner, defeated Libertarian challenger Alex Hels, with 74 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s returns. His legislative seatmate, Position 2 Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-21st) of Mukilteo, beat Republican Jeff Scherrer of Edmonds, receiving 64 percent of Tuesday’s votes.

in the 32nd District, Position 1 incumbent Democrat Cindy Ryu of Shoreline was leading challenger Alvin Rutledge of Edmonds with 72 percent of the vote while Position 2 incumbent Democrat Ruth Kagi of Lake Forest Park had 68 percent of the vote compared to 32 percent for Republican challenger David Schirle.

In the 7th Congressional District, which includes Edmonds, Pramila Jayapal defeated Brady Walkinshaw to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott. Jayapal, who had 57 percent of the vote in Tuesday returns, becomes the first Indian-American woman elected to Congress.

The $54 billion, 25-year Sound Transit Proposition 1 — which would include extending light rail north from Lynnwood into Everett — was leading with 55 percent overall approval, following Tuesday night counts in urban King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.

What follows are results from local candidates and issues as of Tuesday night. You can see more results at this link.

21st LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE POSITION 1
Strom Peterson (Prefers Democratic Party) 25,051 74.28%
Alex Hels (Prefers Libertarian Party) 8,558 25.38%
Write-In 117 0.35%
Total 33,726 100.00%

21st LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE POSITION 2
Lillian Ortiz-Self (Prefers Democratic Party) 22,107 63.87%
Jeff Scherrer (Prefers Republican Party) 12,462 36.00%
Write-In 46 0.13%
Total 34,615 100.00%

32nd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE POSITION 1
Cindy Ryu (Prefers Democratic Party) 12,574 71.76%
Alvin Rutledge (Prefers Republican Party) 4,912 28.03%
Write-In 36 0.21%
Total 17,522 100.00%

32nd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE POSITION 2
Ruth Kagi (Prefers Democratic Party) 11,855 67.86%
David D. Schirle (Prefers Republican Party) 5,592 32.01%
Write-In 22 0.13%
Total 17,469 100.00%

SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE POSITION 3
Cindy Larsen 85,106 51.05%
Rico Tessandore 80,943 48.55%
Write-In 674 0.40%
Total 166,723 100.00%

SNOHOMISH COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT 1 COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3
Tanya (Toni) Olson 94,625 61.49%
Gordon Sibley 58,443 37.98%
Write-In 811 0.53%
Total 153,879 100.00%

Woodway Proposition No. 1 – Levy Supporting Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services and Existing Town Operations
APPROVED 218 42.58%
REJECTED 294 57.42%
Total 512 100.00%

Fire District 1 Proposition No. 1 – Re-authorizing of Regular Property Tax Levy
LEVY YES 19,533 63.02%
LEVY NO 11,464 36.98%
Total 30,997 100.00%

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