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Kathleen Drew

A candidate for Secretary of State, State of Washington in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Democrat

Age: 60

City: Olympia, WA

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Race Results

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

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Wyman will be next secretary of state

SEATTLE – The Democratic candidate for secretary of state conceded Saturday, making Kim Wyman Washington’s next top election officer and the only Republican to win a statewide election this year. In turn, Democrat Kathleen Drew came close to breaking a Republican grip on the secretary of state’s office. Democrats have not produced a secretary of state in nearly 50 years.

Same-sex marriage backers celebrate

With ballot counts continuing around Washington, supporters of same-sex marriage claimed victory Wednesday, saying their projections convince them Referendum 74 will pass. While they collected congratulations from the measure’s chief backers in the state Capitol, opponents said they weren’t ready to concede that Washington would join the small but growing list of states that allow same-sex marriage.