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Schmick, Dye win new terms in southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District

Democrat Matthew Sutherland, left, vied to unseat Republican state Sen. Joe Schmick. (SR)

Republican state Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye have defended their seats representing southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District.

Schmick won 64.4 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Matthew Sutherland, according to the ballot count as of Tuesday evening.

Schmick lives in Colfax and was first elected to the House in 2007. Sutherland is a graduate student at Washington State University.

Dye had 67.7 percent of the vote in her race Tuesday evening, defeating Democrat Jenn Goulet.

Dye, who manages a wheat farm near Pomeroy, was appointed to her House seat in 2015 and elected to the position in 2016. Goulet, who also ran against Dye in 2016, is a small-business owner and former chairwoman of the Franklin County Democrats.

The 9th District covers Whitman, Adams, Asotin, Franklin and Garfield counties, and a portion of Spokane County.