While there weren’t any local city elected positions on this year’s August ballot, there were primary races for two 5th and two 12th District legislative seats representing the Snoqualmie Valley.
One 12th District race was essentially meaningless, as only one candidate is running, but the race still required to be on the ballot.
Also on the ballot was the primary for the 8th Congressional District U.S. Representative and Si View Metropolitan Park District – Proposition No. 1, the Improvement Bonds for a New Aquatic Center.
Results as of August 2, 8:15 PM:
5th District Legislative Races (22.93% of votes counted)
In Position #1, Ken Moninski and Landon Halvorson (R) are trailing incumbent Bill Ramos(D), who has 59.22% of the votes
In Position #2, Chad Magendanz(R) is trailing incumbent Lisa Callan(D) 43.25% to her 56.59%
12th District Legislative Races (23.54% of votes counted)
In Position #1, Keith Goehner (R), the incumbent, has 83.98% of the votes
In Position #2, Robert K Amenn (R) is trailing incumbent Mike Steele (R) 17.34% to 69.97%
8th District U.S. Representative race (22.57% of the votes counted)
Incumbent Kim Schrier (D) has received the most votes at 49.4%. The race for the second ballot spot in the November election has Matt Larkin (R) getting 15.89%, Reagan Dunn (R) getting 15.04%, and Jesse Jensen 12.58% of the votes.
Si View Metropolitan Park District Proposition No. 1, concerning constructing a new aquatic center, is not getting the 60% supermajority to pass. With 23.85% of the votes counted, there are 56.06% to approve and 43.94% to reject.
Turnout for the August primary was low, at only 21.2% as of August 2, but that is expected to increase in the coming days. More tallied ballots will be added to the results around 4 PM each business day.
Election results will be certified on August 16, 2022.