About this race
This is a special election to fill the state House seat previously held by Susan Fagan, a Republican from Pullman who resigned in May following an ethics investigation that concluded she inflated mileage and expense reimbursement reports. Republican Party leaders chose Garfield County farmer and longtime GOP activist Mary Dye to fill the seat until the election.
The legislative district represents parts of six counties across mostly southeastern Washington state, including a portion of southern Spokane County at its northern edge.
Legislative District 9, State of Washington
|Mary Dye (R)||7,258||47.86%|
|Kenneth E. Caylor (D)||4,047||26.68%|
|Richard Lathim (R)||3,861||25.46%|
* 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.
Well, pilgrim, we’ve got ourselves a bit of trouble in this here town of Tekoa. A part of the John Wayne Trail might be closed and some folks hereabouts are pretty riled up. That may be how the cross-state trail’s namesake would describe a controversy in Tekoa, where local officials recently learned the state might abandon a section of the trail from the Columbia River to Malden. Tekoa Mayor John Jaeger said the plan came as a complete surprise and the City Council passed a resolution this week to send a message of “Whoa!” to a chief supporter of the closure, Rep. Joe Schmick.
OLYMPIA — The recount of the 9th Legislative District House race confirmed that former Franklin County Sheriff Richard Lathim will run against appointed Rep. Mary Dye in the general election.
OLYMPIA — Mary Dye, longtime GOP activist from Garfield County, was chosen to fill open seat in Southeast Washington’s 9th District.