u 2012 Washington General Election

Secretary of State, State of Washington

About this race

The looming retirement of incumbent Sam Reed has set up a race for the open seat between Democrat Kathleen Drew and Republican Kim Wyman, both from the Olympia area. They emerged from a crowded primary field. The secretary of state oversees corporate registration, charities, trademarks, archives and the state library, but the most public duty is as Washington’s top elections official. The position pays $116,950 per year plus health care and other benefits.

Last updated: Nov. 13, 9:30 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Kim Wyman (R) 1,368,612 50.66%
Kathleen Drew (D) 1,332,842 49.34%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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