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Haskell pulls ahead of Conklin in race for prosecutor; Anderson still on track to advance in Secy. of State race

Aug. 5, 2022 Updated Fri., Aug. 5, 2022 at 9:59 p.m.

Linda Prussack sorts through ballots on Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021, at the Spokane County Elections Office in Spokane.  (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review)
Linda Prussack sorts through ballots on Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021, at the Spokane County Elections Office in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review)

Incumbent Republican Larry Haskell now leads the field in the primary election for Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney.

On election night, Haskell narrowly trailed challenger Deb Conklin, a progressive pastor running without a party affiliation. But he’s consistently gained ground since Tuesday as more votes are counted.

As of Friday, Haskell had taken a slight lead with 28% of the vote compared to 27% for Conklin. Roughly 26,500 ballots have yet to be counted.

A Haskell-Conklin matchup in the November general election is the most likely scenario, but the race has not yet been called as Republican Stefanie Collins, a longtime Spokane County deputy prosecutor, has 24% of the vote.

Fellow Republican Stephanie Olsen, a lawyer with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, rounds out the field with 20%.

In statewide elections, it’s still unclear which candidate will face off in the general election against Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs.

Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, who’s running without a party affiliation, has 13% of the vote.

Two GOP candidates are close behind.

State Sen. Keith Wagoner and United Health data scientist Bob Hagglund both have 12% of the vote.

Roughly 133,000 votes have yet to be counted statewide.

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