ELECTION 2022: Here’s who’s leading after first round of primary results

checkbox.jpg8:12 PM: King County Elections is out with tonight’s first and only round of results in the primary election. As we mentioned in previews, local ballots had only six races – three for the state Legislature, two for federal office, one for statewide office. Top two advance to the November 8th general election. Here’s the full King County result list; here’s who’s leading:

Emily Alvarado (D) – 52%
Leah Griffin (D) – 33%

Joe Fitzgibbon* (D) – 83%
Andrew Pilloud (R) – 17%

Joe Nguyen* (D) – 83%
John Potter (R) – 11%

Pramila Jayapal* (D) – 84%
Cliff Moon (R) – 8%

ADDED 8:23 PM – these two races’ results are from the statewide list and may change during the night (we’ll update periodically; we’re listing three in the SoS race because the contest for 2nd place is so close):

U.S. SENATOR (updated 8:59 pm)
Patty Murray* (D) – 54%
Tiffany Smiley (R) – 32%

WASHINGTON SECRETARY OF STATE (no incumbent; updated 8:59 pm)
Steve Hobbs (D) – 41%
Julie Anderson (NP) – 13%

21 Replies to "ELECTION 2022: Here's who's leading after first round of primary results"

  • Mj August 2, 2022 (9:32 pm)

    Not a WS vote, but Kansas voters decisively support the right of woman to choose!  

    • Kt August 3, 2022 (1:37 pm)

      Kansas also selected Trump election fraud conspirator Kris Kovach to be the GOP  nominee for attorney general so likely still a state full of lunatics…but glad their will be s place for women to get health services in the midwest.

  • Odd son August 3, 2022 (12:40 am)

    More of the same 🤦‍♂️

    • James August 3, 2022 (5:37 am)

      Chin up: we’re keeping Republicans out of office. And we’ll eventually achieve a progressive majority.

      • jsparra August 3, 2022 (4:05 pm)

        22% turnout….solid

      • Mando#2 August 3, 2022 (6:15 pm)

        The progressive agenda seems to already be in place.

    • anonyme August 3, 2022 (6:20 am)

      Yup.  People say they want change (and many actually do) but the options just aren’t there.

    • run August 3, 2022 (7:08 am)

      If you are unhappy with the results, then by all means run for office! 

      • anonyme August 3, 2022 (5:07 pm)

        This is one of the silliest (and most predictable) answers ever.

        • Run August 3, 2022 (10:07 pm)

          Anyone can run for office. In fact, a family member of mine ran for city council (outside of seattle) because they wanted things to change. They won and have moved up the ranks and continues to win local elections to this day. It can be done if you want change bad enough.

  • Mellow Kitty August 3, 2022 (8:08 am)

    Ugh . . . I guess it will be business as usual . . . Nothing will get done besides fundraising for the next two years. Very disappointing. 

  • 935 August 3, 2022 (10:49 am)

    The VAST majority of people “wanting change” (as evidenced on this “blog” amongst other sources) had the opportunity to enact change through the casting of their ballots. Well, the overwhelming percentages indicate that people LOVE to gripe – but when it comes down to it…They can’t help to vote for party over message.

    As Odd Son says above – “more of the same”

  • Felix Grounds August 3, 2022 (10:52 am)

    I guess the “silent majority” doesn’t vote.I would have thought, by the comments I’ve seen here on WSB, that all these incumbents that “everyone ” is so tired of would be primaried out.Me thinks “vocal minority” is more appropos.

    • Scubafrog August 3, 2022 (2:51 pm)

      Yes, political ills are clearly the fault of the comment section of WSB.  If only we had an Electoral College that magnified our voting power to that of red states, WSB’s comment section could have minority rule in Seattle, and American politics like today’s GOP.  Alas, not so.  

  • Seattlite August 3, 2022 (11:04 am)

    A snapshot of why Seattle and WA State don’t resolve on-going problems that affect all Washingtonians.

  • Voter August 3, 2022 (11:09 am)

    When will the next update be released?

    • WSB August 3, 2022 (11:37 am)

      Should be 4 pm-ish today, for King County.

  • Mj August 3, 2022 (11:44 am)

    Statewide and national elections are more interesting than the local, for the most part non competitive races.

    • WSB August 3, 2022 (1:22 pm)

      November’s local/state elections will have more of interest.

  • jsparra August 3, 2022 (12:23 pm)

    Sigh, so very sad, no change.

  • Jort August 3, 2022 (5:24 pm)

    Yet again the supposedly representative comment section fails to represent actual voters. The world is full of echo chambers, these days. That’s ok, but it’s important to recognize it when you’re in one. Comments sections don’t vote; people do. And the people reject reactionary comments section-style politics time and time again. 

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