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Election Center

u 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Top races to watch

*Green represents leader

U.S. Senator

888
Candidate Pct
Patty Murray (D) 59.26%
Chris Vance (R) 40.74%

U.S. Representative

889
Candidate Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 59.46%
Joe Pakootas (D) 40.54%

Governor

890
Candidate Pct
Jay Inslee (D) 54.65%
Bill Bryant (R) 45.35%

County Commissioner, district 1

906
Candidate Pct
Josh Kerns (R) 53.95%
Candace Mumm (D) 46.05%

County Commissioner, district 2

912
Candidate Pct
Shelly O’Quinn (R) 62.10%
Andrew Biviano (D) 37.90%

Top measures to watch

Initiative 1433, minimum wage and labor rules

152
Option Pct
Yes 57.66%
No 42.34%

Initiative 732, carbon emission tax

155
Option Pct
No 59.26%
Yes 40.74%

Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1

158
Option Pct
Approved 55.54%
Rejected 44.46%


Latest news

Website for political numbers geeks

The Washington Secretary of State’s office has created a website with a bonanza of election statistics.


Gun control measure headed for ballot

Initiative 1491, which would allow police and family members to request a judge to issue protective orders to keep dangerous people from having or buying firearms, will be on the November ballot.


UW study: Seattle’s higher minimum wage impact mixed

Seattle’s higher minimum wage led to higher wages but a drop in hours for low-wage workers, University of Washington study concludes.


Spokane County has about 9 percent of primary ballots in

Primary ballots coming into the Spokane County elections office.


Minimum wage initiative makes November ballot

Initiative 1433, which would raise the minimum wage and require many companies to offer sick leave, qualified for the general election ballot.


Recap of primary endorsements

Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election.


Editorial: Jones for state superintendent

We interviewed three candidates who are all impressive, but we believe Erin Jones has the background and vision to address significant challenges


Pat McCarthy is safe choice for state auditor

After the Kelley fiasco, we hope voters play it safe. The candidate with the best track record in public office management is Pat McCarthy, and she gets our endorsement.


Sunday Spin: An initiative record, by the numbers

Washington’s general election ballot will fall short of a record for the number of initiatives, but the state did set one other initiative record.


Fisken tops strong treasurer field

Fisken says he likes McIntire progressive tax proposal, and would want to be part of any discussion on changing the code, but he would be more diplomatic about it. We are impressed with his intellect, background and overall vision. In a strong field of candidates, he earned our endorsement


Endorsements

Quick: Review of all S-R endorsements

In detail: S-R endorsement posts

Candidates on the Issues


Click a race to see a grid of each candidate's stance on the issues


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