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Election results update
At post time, Cyrus Habib holds the lead with 60.67 percent of votes — a total of 25,237 — over Hank Myers of Redmond in the 48th Legislative District Position 2 race. Myers has received 39.33 percent of votes — a total of 16,358.
“I congratulate Cyrus on a well-run campaign and wish him the best in Olympia,” Myers wrote in an email to the Reporter. “Elections are for the voters, and my goal was to give our constituents a better knowledge of their choices of issues and candidates. This has been one of the most enjoyable accomplishments of my life, and the support and hard work of the staff and volunteers was amazing. We have a district with varied issues and philosophies, but the voters are consistently interested and courteous. Cyrus will enjoy serving the 48th.”
Position 1 was easily won by Ross Hunter, who has garnered 68.38 percent of the vote against challenger, Republican Bill Hirt of Bellevue, who has received 31.62 percent of votes. Hunter has collected 28,325 votes to Hirt’s 13,096.
At post time, Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, leads against Republican Joel Hussey for the Position 1 seat with 55.94 to 44.06 percent, or 28,607 votes to 22,533.
Rep. Larry Springer, D-Kirkland, leads against Republican Jim Thatcher for the Position 2 seat with 57.19 to 42.81 percent, or 29,080 votes to 21,772.
1st Congressional District
One of the most evenly divided Congressional races in the country took place this election season in the newly redrawn 1st Congressional District of Washington state.
At post time, Democrat Suzan DelBene leads over Republican John Koster 53.44 to 46.56 percent, or 131,133 votes to 114,259.
DelBene is also far ahead in the one-month, short-term race with 161,920 votes (60.01 percent) to Koster’s 107,899 votes (39.99).
The district includes Redmond, Kirkland, Kenmore and Bothell on the Eastside, running from Interstate 90 up to the Canadian border and was vacated by gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee last spring.
The county's elections department will update results daily until election certification on Nov. 27.