Election 2018: Emergency radio system tax passing, Saloman beating Chase in 32nd District

Election 2018 logoBelow is a summary of early general election results for local races and issues, as released by the Secretary of State’s Office at 8 p.m. Nov. 6.

Election results will be certified by each county on Nov 27. The Secretary of State will certify final results on Nov. 30.

911 Communications System Tax Proposition 1

A public safety measure aimed at funding replacement of the aging Snohomish County Emergency Radio System (SERS) was passing, with 54 percent of voters favoring in early returns Tuesday.

Proposition 1 asked Snohomish County voters to approve an additional 1/10th of 1 percent sales tax (10 cents on every $100), the result of Ordinance 18-037 passed by the Snohomish County Council earlier this year. The ordinance specifies that the funds be used only for the emergency communications system, not be diverted to other areas, and establishes an advisory board to ensure this.

Snohomish County Proposition 1

Approved 107,263 53.64%
Rejected   92,708 46.36%

Snohomish County PUD Commissioners

Voters countywide were also choosing two PUD Commissioners — and early results show very close races for both positions.

Sid Logan
Sid Logan

In District 1, incumbent Sid Logan of Arlington — a retired school district operations director who also served as a Shell Oil company engineer — was leading with 59 percent of the votes while challenger Mary Rollins — a social service provider and former business owner —had 41 percent.

Rebecca Wolfe
Rebecca Wolfe

In District 2, educator and environmentalist Rebecca Wolfe from Edmonds was narrowly ahead of South County Fire and Rescue Commissioner David Chan in early returns, earning 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for Chan.

Both challengers beat 24-year incumbent Kathy Vaughn in the primary to advance to the general election.

Public Utility District Commissioner, District 1

Sidney (Sid) Logan 104,595 58.71%
Mary Rollins 73,574 41.31%

Public Utility District Commissioner, District 2

Rebecca Wolfe 90,934 50.91%
David Chan 87,692 49.09%

Voters were also deciding races for state senate and representative.

21st Legislative District

Sen. Marko Liias

In the 21st Legislative District, State Senator Marko Liias, a Democrat, was comfortably ahead of challenger Mario Lotmore, receiving 63 percent of early returns. In the Position 1 Representative race, Democratic incumbent Strom Peterson was leading challenger Amy Schaper 65 percent to 35 percent. For 21st District Position 2, incumbent Lillian Ortiz-Self, a Democrat, was leading challenger Petra Bigea by the same margin — 65 percent to 35 percent.

The 21st Legislative District includes most of Edmonds, unincorporated areas north of Edmonds and Lynnwood and northeast of Lynnwood, all of Mukilteo and part of south Everett.

Legislative District 21 – State Senator

Candidate Vote Vote %
Marko Liias
(Prefers Democratic Party)
24,019 62.93%
Mario Lionel Lotmore
(Prefers Republican Party)
14,148 37.07%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 38,167
Legislative District 21 – State Representative Pos. 1

Candidate Vote Vote %
Strom Peterson
(Prefers Democratic Party)
24,875 65.28%
Amy Schaper
(Prefers Republican Party)
13,230 34.72%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 38,105


Legislative District 21 – State Representative Pos. 2

Candidate Vote Vote %
Lillian Ortiz-Self
(Prefers Democratic Party)
24,540 64.69%
Petra Bigea
(Prefers Republican Party)
13,395 35.31%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 37,935


32nd Legislative District

Jesse Saloman

The 32nd Legislative District featured a hotly contested race for state senate, with incumbent Maralyn Chase facing a challenge from fellow Democrat Jesse Salomon. In early returns, Saloman was solidly ahead of Chase, receiving 69 percent of votes cast so far.

In the 32nd District Position 1 race, Democratic incumbent Cindy Ryu was leading Repubulican Diodato (Dio) Boucsieguez with 76 percent of the vote. And in Position 2, a seat left open by the retirement of Ruth Kagi, Democrat Lauren Davis was beating Republican Frank Deisler, earning 74 percent of the vote in early returns.

The 32nd Legislative District includes the city of Lynnwood, part of Mountlake Terrace, south Edmonds, Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas, the city of Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle.

Legislative District 32 – State Senator

Candidate Vote Vote %
Jesse Salomon
(Prefers Democratic Party)
27,170 68.93%
Maralyn Chase
(Prefers Democratic Party)
12,244 31.07%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 39,414
Legislative District 32 – State Representative Pos. 1

Candidate Vote Vote %
Cindy Ryu
(Prefers Democratic Party)
32,973 76.05
Diodato (Dio) Boucsieguez
(Prefers Republican Party)
10,382 23.95%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 43,355
Legislative District 32 – State Representative Pos. 2

Candidate Vote Vote %
Lauren Davis
(Prefers Democratic Party)
32,147 74.41%
Frank Deisler
(Prefers Republican Party)
  11,056 25.99%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 43,203

Congressional District 7 U.S. Representative

Incumbent Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat, was winning against her challenger, Republican Craig Keller, in the Congressional District 7 U.S. Representative race, receiving 67 percent of the vote.

Congressional District 2 U.S. Representative

Incumbent Rep. Rick Larsen, a Democrat, was leading challenger Brian Luke, a Libertarian, in the 2nd Congressional District race. Larsen received 73 percent of the vote in early returns.

U.S. Senate

Incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell was ahead of GOP challenger Susan Hutchinson based on Tuesday’s results, earning 59 percent of the vote to Hutchinson’s 41 percent.

The next round of election results will be released at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.


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