U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell will debate her Republican challenger, state Sen. Mike Baumgartner, at least once this fall. The Cantwell campaign announced last week it has agreed to an Oct. 12 debate in Seattle on its public television station, which will be taped and shown on other public television stations around the state. The station and the League of Women Voters of Seattle, which are co-sponsoring the debate, will each provide a moderator. Read more
Lt. Governor, State of Washington
About this race
The lieutenant governor is paid $93,948 annually, plus healthcare and pension benefits, and serve four-year terms.
Last updated: Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Election results
|Brad Owen (D)||591,457||48.69%|
|Bill Finkbeiner (R)||317,969||26.18%|
|Glenn Anderson (I)||211,503||17.41%|
|James Robert Deal (N)||46,281||3.81%|
|MarK Greene (D)||42,134||3.47%|
|Dave T. Sumner IV (N)||5,431||0.45%|
* 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.
OLYMPIA — The lieutenant governor’s race doesn’t garner anywhere near the attention of the state’s top executive spot. While many people can’t name their current lieutenant governor without a hint or two, it’s rare for an incumbent to get ousted. Facing that challenge in his… Read more
The special session opens. …Or you’ll miss it. The Special Session of the Legislature opened and quickly adjourned for the day. Total elapsed time: About one minute. In the Senate, Sens. Debbie Regala, D-Regala, and Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, were on hand to see Lt. Gov…. Read more