South County Politics: 32nd District will have at least one Democrat-Democrat general election

The 32nd Legislative District will have at least one general-election contest between two Democrats.

It may actually have two after all primary-election ballots are counted beyond what was posted Tuesday night.

The almost certain all-Democrat contest is between incumbent State Sen. Maralyn Chase and challenger Jesse Solaman. The two were running well ahead of James Wood in results posted Tuesday night at the Secretary of State’s Office.

Chase had 39 percent of votes posted

The other possible all-Democrat race is the contest to replace retiring state Rep. Ruth Kagi. Democrat Lauren Davis is certain to move on to the general election with a big primary lead over Republican Frank Deisler and Democrat Chris Roberts, who are a  few votes apart.

Chase and Roberts are running with the endorsement of the 32nd District Democratic organization. Salomon and Davis have been endorsed by Kagi.

In the other House contest in the 32nd District, Democratic incumbent Cindy Ryu is well ahead and will face Republican Dio Boucsieguez in November.

— By Evan Smith

Evan Smith can be reached at

4 Replies to “South County Politics: 32nd District will have at least one Democrat-Democrat general election”

  1. This “Top Two” primary is horrible. It allows one dominant party to occupy both spots in the general election, thus denying voters a choice when they vote in November. It needs to be changed.


  2. Sending a message of gratitude to those who supported my “Good Energy” campaign for Position 2, Snohomish PUD. Whether you were a diligent doorbeller like Mike and Marylou in Lynnwood or Scott in Edmonds; a dedicated, direct-mail postcard writer like Diana in Edmonds; a member of my Advisory Team like Roger, Dawna, Emma, Gayla, Carmen, Mike, and Bret; a writer who submitted a Letter to the Editor to one of our local newspapers; or a donor of any amount to our “Donorbox;” I want to express how grateful to you I am. Voters demonstrated their desire for good governance; good, forward-thinking energy resources; and promising good jobs in energy efficiency and more conservation. The Primary results will be published tomorrow and our race is currently in first place. Thank you for your part in achieving such an impressive result.

    Rebecca Wolfe (from a brief vacation in Montana and Wyoming — now on the solar-powered sheep ranch of a friend in WY where I have no cell phone service and am using a borrowed computer to write to you)


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