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Inslee, Culp lead the gubernatorial pack

Initial count for statewide races


Last updated 8/4/2020 at 9:03pm

Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Bainbridge Island

OLYMPIA - Incumbent Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee has a commanding lead after the initial tally of Aug. 4 primary election ballots.

As of the end of counting Tuesday night, Inslee was running away with 51.96% of the vote. Loren Culp, a Republican police chief in Republic, is a distant second with 16.7%

Culp was followed by Bothell Republican Joshua Freed with 7.27% and initiative guru Republican Tim Eyman with 7.04%

Here are the results of the first count in the Aug. 4 primary election for statewide offices:

Governor - Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee, 51.96%, Loren Culp, 16.7%, Joshua Freed, 7.27%, Tim Eyman, 7.04%, Raul Garcia, 4.99%; Sen. Phil Fortunato, 4.07%, and Lee Aaron Lawson, 1.25%. All other candidates were below 1%.

Lieutenant Governor - Denny Heck, 27.78%, Marko Liias, 16.65%, Ann Davison Sattler, 11.54%, Marty McClendon, 10.78%, Richard "Dick" Muri, 9.9%, Michelle Jasmer, 8.845, Joseph Brumbles, 7.55%, James Rafferty, 2.75%, Bill Penor, 2.2%, Matt Seymor, 1.02% and Jared Frerichs, 0.79%.

Secretary of State - Incumbent Kim Wyman, 50.13%, Gael Tarleton, 44.73%, Ed Minger, 3.24% and Gentry Lange, 1.81%.

State Treasurer - Mike Pellicciotti, 54.15%, and Duane Davidson, 45.73%.

State Auditor - Patrice McCarthy, 48.2%, Chris Leyba, 40.59% and Joshua Casey, 11.11%.

Loren Culp, R-Republic

State Attorney General - Incumbent Bob Ferguson, 56.77%, Matt Larkin, 23.49%, Brett Rogers, 12.39%, and Mike Vaska, 7.23%.

Public Lands Commissioner - Incumbent Hilary Franz, 51.64%, Sue Kuehl Pederson, 21.76%, Cameron Whitney, 9.08%, Steve Sharon, 7.94%, Kelsey Reyes, 2.91% and Maryam Abasbarzy, 1.09%.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction - Chris Reykdal, 40.325, Maia Espinoza, 23.98%, Ron Higgins, 20.21%, Dennis Wick, 5.96%, David Spring, 5.54%, and Stan Lippman, 3.5%.

Insurance Commissioner - Incumbent Mike Kreidler, 60.16%, Chirayu Avinash Patel, 27.89%, and Anthony Welti, 11.75%.

More than 1.1 million ballots have been counted in each of the statewide races. Ballot counts will continue throughout the week.


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