|Brad Owen (D)||1,463,776||53.68%|
|Bill Finkbeiner (R)||1,263,162||46.32%|
* 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.
About The Race
Democratic incumbent Brad Owen is seeking his fifth four-year term as the state’s chief backup but Republican Bill Finbeiner, a former state legislator, is looking to unseat him. Both advanced to the general election from a crowded primary field, though Finkbeiner finished with a distant second-place finish. The lieutenant governor serves as state’s chief executive when governor is out of state; presides over the Senate when in session; serves on committees on Senate rules, economic development, state Capitol and state finance. Four-year term; pays $93,948 per year plus healthcare and other benefits.
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.