|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.
About The 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.
Republicans Mary Dye and Richard Lathim face off for a southeast Washington House seat.
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.
Former Franklin County Sheriff Richard Lathim held onto a slim lead over former Othello City Councilman Ken Caylor Friday and seemed likely to advance to the general election against Mary Dye of Pomeroy.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan has a clear opponent after the third day of ballot counting put a little more space between his challengers, Randy Ramos and Ben Krauss. Ramos, a recruiter with Spokane Tribal College, leads Krauss by 26 votes.
The top finishers in two local primary races changed in the second day of counting ballots. In the race to face incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan in the November election, Randy Ramos, a Spokane Tribal College recruiter, edged ahead of Ben Krauss, a Spokane police crime analyst.
Voters in the legislative district south of Spokane may end up with two parties to consider in the battle to replace state Rep. Susan Fagan, who resigned in May.
Candidates hoping to represent southeastern Washington’s 9th Legislative District include an incumbent who was appointed just 10 weeks ago, a former sheriff of nearly three decades, and a 76-year-old Democrat with a background in construction. Rep. Mary Dye was appointed to the position in May for the final negotiations of this year’s marathon legislative session. She filled a vacancy left by Susan Fagan, who resigned a week earlier amid allegations of ethics violations.
OLYMPIA – Mary Dye, longtime GOP activist from Garfield County, will represent southeastern Washington in the state House. Dye, 53, was named Friday afternoon by commissioners from the district’s six counties to fill the 9th Legislative District seat left open a week ago when Susan Fagan, of Pullman, resigned amid allegations of ethics violations. State GOP Chairwoman Susan Hutchison said the appointment may have been the fastest replacement for an open legislative seat in history.
OLYMPIA –Mary Dye, longtime GOP activist from Garfield County, will represent southeastern Washington in the state House.
OLYMPIA — Mary Dye, longtime GOP activist from Garfield County, was chosen to fill open seat in Southeast Washington’s 9th District.