Gov. Jay Inslee and Republic Police Chief Loren Culp will advance to the general election in November.
The governor's race is just one of several top-ticket races that were on the Aug. 4 primary election ballot, including lieutenant governor, secretary of state and attorney general. All Congressional seats are up for re-election, and District 10 is an open field after U.S. Rep. Denny Heck announced his retirement.
A number of local levies and bonds were also on the ballot.
Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee will face off against Republican challenger Loren Culp in the November general election.
Inslee, who is running for his third term, captured 51% of the vote after the second round of election results was released Monday afternoon. Culp, the police chief of Republic, Wash., had 17% of the vote.
Joshua Freed (8%), Tim Eyman (7%), Raul Garcia (5%) and Phil Fortunato (4%) also garnered support.
A total of 36 gubernatorial candidates appeared on the ballot.
While I-976 sponsor and political provocateur Eyman has garnered attention, former Bothell Mayor Freed has raised the most money of any challenger. Yakima Doctor Garcia, who filed very late in the process, has garnered multiple endorsements from moderate, old school Republicans.
Outgoing U.S. Rep. Denny Heck and state Senate Floor Majority Leader Marko Liias, both Democrats, will face off for the open seat of lieutenant governor in the November general election.
After the second round of election results were released Wednesday afternoon, Heck led with 28% of the vote, and Liias had 17%.
Attorney Ann Davison Sattler (12%) led the Republicans.
Nearly a dozen candidates lined up to take Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib's seat, after the Democrat announced earlier this year that he would vacate it to join the clergy.
The higher profile candidates also included former state legislator Dick Muri (10%) and former Pierce County Republican Party chair Marty McClendon (11%).
Incumbent Attorney General Bob Ferguson will advance to the general election, capturing 57% of the vote after a second round of returns.
Ferguson, who has been attorney general for eight years, will face off against Republican Attorney Matt Larkin, who has garnered 23% of the vote.
Attorney Brett Rogers has 12%, and Mike Vaska has 7%.
Secretary of state
Incumbent Secretary of State Kim Wyman will move on to the general election, and she has a strong challenger in Democrat Gael Tarleton.
After the second round of election returns, Tarleton captured 45% of the vote to Wyman's 50% in the race for secretary of state.
Ed Minger and Gentry Lange each garnered 3% and 2%, respectively, after early returns.
Wyman, a former Thurston County auditor, has served as secretary of state since 2013. Of all her challengers, Tarleton, a Democrat, appears to have the most political experience, serving as a state representative and Seattle Port commissioner.
8th Congressional District
U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, a Democrat, advances to the general election, after capturing 43% of the vote in the latest round of returns. Schrier will face Republican challenger Jesse Jensen (20%).
Two other Republicans Keith Swank (17%) and Dave Saulibio (13%) trailed in third and fourth place.
Republicans hoped to win back the 8th congressional seat after losing it to Schrier in 2018. It was the first time a Democrat had won District 8.
Schrier drew seven challengers: James Mitchell, Corey Bailey, Ryan Dean Burkett and Keith Arnold in addition to Jensen, Swank and Saulibio.
An expansive and diverse district, District 8 covers parts of King, Pierce, Chelan and Kittitas counties.
10th Congressional District
Former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will advance to the general election, garnering 21% of the vote after the latest returns. She will face Beth Doglio (15%) in the November election.
Doglio and Kristine Reeves (13%), both Democrats, had close vote totals until Doglio's lead solidified this week. Republican Rian Ingrim (11%) trailed.
Nineteen candidates are eyeing the position of U.S. representative of District 10 being left vacant by Congressman Denny Heck.
Whomever is elected to District 10 will represent parts of Pierce, Thurston, and Mason counties.
Pierce County sheriff
Pierce County Sheriff's spokesperson Ed Troyer has 53% of the vote after the latest round of election returns.
Troyer's lead has been large since election night and will face Pierce County Sheriff's Lieutenant Cyndie Fajardo, who got 20% of the vote.
“I was shocked at the numbers,” Troyer said election night. “My priorities are to do what the police are supposed to do and that is to keep people safe and make sure that you feel safe.”
Pierce County Council Chair Doug Richardson has 16%. Darin G. Harris, a Department of Defense police officer sergeant, has 11% of the vote.
Those four people are vying to replace Piece County Sheriff Paul Pastor, who retires this year after 19 years in the role.