Koster and DelBene to face off in November's general election
By SAMANTHA PAK
Redmond Reporter Reporter
August 9, 2012 · Updated 10:11 AM
Republican John Koster and Democrat Suzan DelBene will face off in November's general election in the 1st Congressional District race, which includes Redmond.
Koster is currently ahead with 39,123 votes or 44 percent districtwide as of Wednesday night, according to the Washington Secretary of State website. DelBene is second in the seven-candidate race with 20,658 votes or 23.23 percent.
The districtwide results for the remaining Democrats are: Darcy Burner at 14.42 percent, Darshan Rauniyar at 2.5 percent, Laura Ruderman at 7.11 percent and Steve Hobbs at 6.79 percent. Independent and Redmond resident Larry Ishmael received 1.96 percent of votes.
The two candidates with the most votes during the primary will advance to the general election scheduled for Nov. 6.
The 1st Congressional District stretches from King County up to Whatcom County at the Canadian border with Snohomish and Skagit counties in between. The total number of votes districtwide for the race was 88,923.
In King County, Koster had 14,006 votes or 38.58 percent. DelBene had 8,500 votes or 23.41 percent. The total number of votes from King County was 36,302.
Democratic runner up Burner, who conceded to DelBene Tuesday night, received 6,082 votes or 16.75 percent in King County.
In the 45th Legislative District, Pos. 1 race, Democrat and Kirkland resident Roger Goodman will face Republican Joel Hussey of Redmond in the general election. Goodman is leading with 8,682 votes or 48.97 percent. Hussey has 7,811 votes or 44.05 percent. The third candidate in the race, Democrat Jacob Bond of Kirkland garnered 1,238 votes or 6.98 percent.
In the 45th Legislative District, Pos. 2 race, Democrat Larry Springer of Kirkland is ahead with 9,955 votes or 55.94 percent. Republican and Redmond area resident Jim Thatcher trails with 7,841 votes or 44.06 percent.
In the 48th Legislative District, early returns show Democrat Ross Hunter of Medina leading the Pos. 1 race with 10,923 votes or 68.43 percent. Republican Bill Hirt received 5,040 votes or 31.57 percent. The total number of votes for the race as of Wednesday night was 15,963.
Bellevue resident and Democrat Cyrus Habib is currently leading the 48th Legislative District, Pos. 2 race with 8,832 votes or 55.59 percent. Republican and Redmond resident and council member Hank Myers has 7,056 votes or 44.41 percent. There were a total of 15,888 for this race as of Wednesday night.
The two candidates for governor who will advance are Democrat Jay Inslee, who is leading the gubernatorial race with 450,144 votes or 46.77 percent. Republican Rob McKenna received 415,034 votes or 43.12. A total of 962,406 people voted in this race.
For complete election results, visit vote.wa.gov/results/current.Contact Redmond Reporter Reporter Samantha Pak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-867-0353, ext. 5052.