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Last updated: 9:11 a.m. 11/24/2008  
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.

  • Gregoire (D): 1,594,881 (53.24%)
  • Rossi (R): 1,400,776 (46.76%)
LT. GOVERNOR

About this race: Stands in for governor when he or she is out of the state, presides over the state Senate.

  • McCraw (R): 1,105,026 (39.20%)
  • Owen (D): 1,714,077 (60.80%)
SECRETARY OF STATE

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

  • Osgood (D): 1,172,083 (41.66%)
  • Reed (R): 1,641,052 (58.34%)
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.

  • Ladenburg (D): 1,149,245 (40.53%)
  • McKenna (R): 1,686,159 (59.47%)
AUDITOR

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

  • McEntee (R): 1,014,012 (36.46%)
  • Sonntag (D): 1,766,968 (63.54%)
TREASURER

About this race: Oversees state treasury, formulates policy for handling state's financial resources, responsible for collecting taxes.

  • Martin (R): 1,357,044 (48.93%)
  • McIntire (D): 1,416,607 (51.07%)
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 (R): 1,054,284 (38.62%)
  • Kreidler (D): 1,675,905 (61.38%)
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 (D): 1,413,532 (50.55%)
  • Sutherland (R): 1,382,863 (49.45%)
SUPERINTENDENT PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

About this race: Supervises public schools, certifies teachers, accredits programs, disperses state funds to schools. Only nonpartisan statewide executive office.

  • Bergeson (NP): 1,209,007 (47.61%)
  • Dorn (NP): 1,330,627 (52.39%)
I-985

About this measure: Would open high-occupancy vehicle lanes to all traffic during specified hours, require traffic light synchronization, increase roadside assistance funding, and dedicate certain taxes, fines, tolls and other revenues to traffic-flow purposes.

  • Yes: 1,160,270 (40.00%)
  • No: 1,740,312 (60.00%)
I-1000

About this measure: Would permit terminally ill, competent, adult Washington residents, who are medically predicted to have six months or less to live, to request and self-administer lethal medication prescribed by a physician.

  • Yes: 1,711,151 (57.82%)
  • No: 1,248,359 (42.18%)
I-1029

About this measure: Would require long-term care workers to be certified as home care aides based on an examination, with exceptions; increase training and criminal background check requirements; and establish disciplinary standards and procedures.

  • Yes: 2,108,715 (72.52%)
  • No: 799,010 (27.48%)