Elections  »  2008 Washington Primary

State races / Local races

Last updated: 10:03 a.m. Aug. 27  
GOVERNOR

About this race: Chief executive of Washington state, appoints heads of agencies, boards, and commissions; fills judicial vacancies, has veto power over legislation and budget items. The governor also proposes a state budget every two years that typically serves as a blueprint for the Legislature. Top two candidates advance to general election.

  • Aiken: 20,720 (1.49%)
  • Badgley: 9,155 (0.66%)
  • Baker: 4,994 (0.36%)
  • Gregoire: 670,657 (48.29%)
  • Joubert: 15,934 (1.15%)
  • Lopez: 4,762 (0.34%)
  • Rossi: 643,968 (46.37%)
  • Said: 2,829 (0.20%)
  • Tudor: 5,323 (0.38%)
  • White: 10,434 (0.75%)
LT. GOVERNOR

About this race: Stands in for governor when he or she is out of the state, presides over the State Senate. Top two candidates advance to general election.

  • Bell: 57,313 (4.39%)
  • McCraw: 334,416 (25.60%)
  • Owen: 680,987 (52.13%)
  • Peck: 46,676 (3.57%)
  • Wiest: 186,915 (14.31%)
SECRETARY OF STATE

About this race: Chief elections officer, registrar of corporations, supervisor of state archives.

  • Greene: 21,753 (1.64%)
  • Montgomery: 85,072 (6.43%)
  • Osgood: 429,580 (32.48%)
  • Reed: 786,340 (59.45%)
ATTORNEY GENERAL

About this race: State's chief law enforcement officer and legal adviser, with more than 450 staff attorneys. Consumer protection division targets scams, Internet spammers. Four-year term.

  • Ladenburg: 569,023 (43.00%)
  • McKenna: 754,283 (57.00%)
AUDITOR

About this race: Audits state and local government agencies, investigates whistleblower reports.

  • Freeman: 89,995 (6.84%)
  • McEntee: 442,434 (33.64%)
  • Sonntag: 782,687 (59.51%)
TREASURER

About this race: oversees state treasury, formulates policy for handling state's financial resources, responsible for collecting taxes. Four-year term.

  • Martin: 590,922 (45.35%)
  • McIntire: 514,028 (39.45%)
  • Sohn: 198,142 (15.21%)
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

About this race: Regulates insurance companies doing business in Washington, licenses agents, reviews policies and rates. Also handles complaint from the public.

  • Adams: 467,295 (36.11%)
  • Fackler: 129,332 (9.99%)
  • Kreidler: 697,349 (53.89%)
COMMISSIONER PUBLIC LANDS

About this race: Oversees roughly 5 million acres of state and private land, including forests, range land and tidal shellfish areas. Head of the Department of Natural Resources. The millions of dollars raised annually from state lands helps pay for schools, colleges and other state projects.

  • Goldmark: 635,338 (48.82%)
  • Sutherland: 666,182 (51.18%)
SUPERINTENDENT PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

About this race: Supervises public schools, certifies teachers, accredits programs, division of state funds to schools. Only nonpartisan statewide executive office. Four year term. can be won in the primary if any candidate receives more than 50 percent of the ballots cast.

  • Bergeson: 460,867 (39.42%)
  • Blair: 87,151 (7.45%)
  • Blomstrom: 42,327 (3.62%)
  • Dorn: 397,967 (34.04%)
  • Duncan: 75,807 (6.48%)
  • Hansler: 104,994 (8.98%)

State races / Local races

Last updated: 3:32 p.m. Sept. 3  
3rd Legislative District, House Pos. 1

About this race: One of two representatives from district, one of 98 in chamber. Votes on legislation and the state budget. Serves two-year term. Represents central Spokane, from lower South Hill to Hillyard, East Central, Logan Neighborhood and West Central.

  • Bowen: 2,982 (14.48%)
  • Carder: 2,946 (14.31%)
  • Waite: 1,982 (9.63%)
  • Wood: 12,656 (61.46%)
3rd Legislative District, House Pos. 2

About this race: One of two representatives from district, one of 98 in chamber. Votes on legislation and the state budget. Serves two-year term. Represents central Spokane, from lower South Hill to Hillyard, East Central, Logan Neighborhood and West Central.

  • Novak: 6,698 (32.83%)
  • Ormsby: 13,666 (66.98%)
3rd Legislative District, Senate

About this race: One of 49 members of Senate, votes on legislation and state's budget. Serves four year term. Represents central Spokane, from lower South Hill to Hillyard, East Central, Logan Neighborhood and West Central.

  • Brown: 15,186 (76.03%)
  • Moyna: 4,691 (23.48%)
4th Legislative District, House Pos. 2

About this race: One of two representatives from district, one of 98 in chamber. Votes on legislation and the state budget. Serves two-year term. Main population area is the Greater Valley, including the city of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood.

  • Deonier: 852 (2.63%)
  • Hattenburg: 10,930 (33.70%)
  • Honorof: 875 (2.70%)
  • Shea: 13,311 (41.04%)
  • Thompson:
  • Wilhite: 6,434 (19.84%)
4th Legislative District, Senate

About this race: One of 49 members of Senate, votes on legislation and state's budget. Serves four year term. Main population area is the Greater Valley, including the City of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood.

  • McCaslin: 19,553 (59.53%)
  • Owens: 13,229 (40.28%)
5th Congressional District

About this race: Member elected to a two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives, as established by the U.S. Constitution. Represents all or parts of 13 counties in Eastern Washington, with Spokane the most populous. It's one of nine congressional districts in the state.

  • Beck: 3,458 (2.13%)
  • Erickson: 11,500 (7.07%)
  • Lampert: 18,784 (11.56%)
  • Mays: 32,719 (20.13%)
  • McMorris Rodgers: 91,172 (56.09%)
  • Yearout: 4,913 (3.02%)
6th Legislative District, House Pos. 1

About this race: One of two representatives from district, one of 98 in chamber. Votes on legislation and the state budget. Serves two-year term. 6th District includes city of Spokane and its nearby suburbs. It curves around the central core from Moran Prairie to the Whitworth Area.

  • Barlow: 17,208 (45.57%)
  • Lindauer: 8,195 (21.70%)
  • Parker: 11,248 (29.78%)
  • Ruiz: 1,100 (2.91%)
7th Legislative District, House Pos. 1

About this race: One of two representatives from district, one of 98 in chamber. Votes on legislation and the state budget. Serves two-year term. 7th District is the state's largest geographically, with the north and western parts of Spokane County, all of Pend Oreille, Stevens, Lincoln, Ferry and part of Okanogan counties.

  • Davenport: 3,979 (14.29%)
  • Davis: 4,742 (17.03%)
  • Madsen: 7,326 (26.31%)
  • Short: 7,412 (26.62%)
  • White: 4,384 (15.75%)
9th Legislative District, House Pos. 1

About this race: One of two representatives from district, one of 98 in chamber. Votes on legislation and the state budget. Serves two-year term. Ninth District covers the southeast corner of the state, including southern Spokane, Whitman, Adams, Garfield, Asotin and parts of Franklin county.

  • Caylor: 8,732 (34.21%)
  • Hailey: 16,796 (65.79%)
9th Legislative District, House Pos. 2

About this race: One of two representatives from district, one of 98 in chamber. Votes on legislation and the state budget. Serves two-year term. Ninth District covers the southeast corner of the state, including southern Spokane, Whitman, Adams, Garfield, Asotin and parts of Franklin county.

  • Kelley: 8,094 (31.26%)
  • Schmick: 16,266 (62.81%)
  • Winter: 1,536 (5.93%)
Court of Appeals,
Div. 3 Dist. 1

About this race: Hears appeals of Superior Court decisions. Division 3 is Eastern Washington. District 1 is Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane and Stevens counties. Because there are just two candidates for this nonpartisan position, the primary is, in essence, a winner-take-all election.

  • Dunham: 50,158 (46.19%)
  • Korsmo: 58,443 (53.81%)
Spokane County Sup. Court Pos. 1

About this race: Chief trial court for felony criminal and major civil cases. Can be won in the primary if any candidate receives more than 50 percent of the ballots cast.

  • Plese: 48,963 (50.74%)
  • Vovos: 25,802 (26.74%)
  • Weber: 21,541 (22.32%)
Spokane County Sup. Court Pos. 10

About this race: Chief trial court for felony criminal and major civil cases. Because there are just two candidates for this nonpartisan position, the primary is, in essence, a winner-take-all election.

  • Stevens: 26,779 (28.61%)
  • Tompkins: 66,565 (71.13%)
Supreme Court
Pos. 3

About this race: One of nine justices on the state's highest court, a Supreme Court justice hears some of the most important cases in the court system. The court routinely hears appeals from sex predators, death penalty cases, constitutional issues, elections and state legislation. Because there are just two candidates for this nonpartisan position, the primary is, in essence, a winner-take-all election.

  • Bond: 428,354 (39.27%)
  • Fairhurst: 662,565 (60.73%)
Supreme Court
Pos. 4

About this race: One of nine justices on the state's highest court, a Supreme Court justice hears some of the most important cases in the court system. The court routinely hears appeals from sex predators, death penalty cases, constitutional issues, elections and state legislation. Can be won in the primary if any candidate receives more than 50 percent of the ballots cast.

  • Beecher: 320,844 (30.37%)
  • Johnson: 625,616 (59.22%)
  • Vulliet: 109,953 (10.41%)
Spokane County Commissioner, Dist. 1

About this race: One of three members of an executive and legislative board that sets budgets and passes ordinances for the county, handles zoning matters. Four-year term. Represents northern third of Spokane city and county, roughly from Spokane River to Pend Oreille County line, and from Idaho border to Stevens County line.

  • Mielke: 20,708 (53.52%)
  • Thorburn: 17,928 (46.33%)
Spokane County Commissioner, Dist. 2

About this race: One of three members of an executive and legislative board that sets budgets and passes ordinances for the county, handles zoning matters. Four-year term. Represents southeastern third of city and county of Spokane, including the Spokane Valley south of the river, from Idaho border to U.S. 195.

  • Richard: 18,956 (53.24%)
  • Sayrs: 16,591 (46.59%)