Election 2018: Emergency radio system tax passing, Salomon beating Chase in 32nd District


Election 2018 logoBelow is a summary of Tuesday general election results for local races and issues, as released by the Secretary of State’s Office at 8 p.m. Nov. 6.

The next count will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

You can see all results for all issues and races on the November ballot statewide at the Secretary of State’s website.

Election results will be certified by each county on Nov 27. The Secretary of State will certify final results on Nov. 30.

911 Communications System Tax Proposition 1

A public safety measure aimed at funding replacement of the aging Snohomish County Emergency Radio System (SERS) was passing, with 54 percent of voters favoring in early returns Tuesday.

Proposition 1 asked Snohomish County voters to approve an additional 1/10th of 1 percent sales tax (10 cents on every $100), the result of Ordinance 18-037 passed by the Snohomish County Council earlier this year. The ordinance specifies that the funds be used only for the emergency communications system, not be diverted to other areas, and establishes an advisory board to ensure this.

Snohomish County Proposition 1

Approved 107,263 53.64%
Rejected   92,708 46.36%

Snohomish County PUD Commissioners

Voters countywide were also choosing two PUD Commissioners — and early results show very close races for both positions.

Sid Logan

In District 1, incumbent Sid Logan of Arlington — a retired school district operations director who also served as a Shell Oil company engineer — was leading with 59 percent of the votes while challenger Mary Rollins — a social service provider and former business owner —had 41 percent.

Rebecca Wolfe

In District 2, educator and environmentalist Rebecca Wolfe from Edmonds was narrowly ahead of South County Fire and Rescue Commissioner David Chan in early returns, earning 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for Chan.

Both challengers beat 24-year incumbent Kathy Vaughn in the primary to advance to the general election.

Public Utility District Commissioner, District 1

Sidney (Sid) Logan 104,595 58.71%
Mary Rollins 73,574 41.31%

Public Utility District Commissioner, District 2

Rebecca Wolfe 90,934 50.91%
David Chan 87,692 49.09%

Voters were also deciding races for state senate and representative.

1st Legislative District

Rep. Shelley Kloba

Both Democratic incumbents were comfortably leading their Republican challengers in early returns for the 1st District State Representative Positions 1 and 2.

For position 1, incumbent Derek Stanford was ahead of Josh Culver 73 percent to 27 percent. And for position 2, Shelley Kloba was leading Debra Blodgett, receiving 68 percent of the vote.

Legislative District 1 – State Representative Pos. 1

Candidate Vote Vote %
Derek Stanford
(Prefers Democratic Party)
30,814 69.18%
Josh Colver
(Prefers Republican Party)
13,727 30.82%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 44,541


Legislative District 1 – State Representative Pos. 2

Candidate Vote Vote %
Shelley Kloba
(Prefers Democratic Party)
28,371 63.65%
Debra Blodgett
(Prefers Republican Party)
16,199 36.35%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 44,570

32nd Legislative District

Jesse Saloman

The 32nd Legislative District featured a hotly contested race for state senate, with incumbent Maralyn Chase facing a challenge from fellow Democrat Jesse Salomon. In early returns, Saloman was solidly ahead of Chase, receiving 69 percent of votes cast so far.

In the 32nd District Position 1 race, Democratic incumbent Cindy Ryu was leading Republican Diodato (Dio) Boucsieguez with 76 percent of the vote. And in Position 2, a seat left open by the retirement of Ruth Kagi, Democrat Lauren Davis was beating Republican Frank Deisler, earning 74 percent of the vote in early returns.

The 32nd Legislative District includes the city of Lynnwood, part of Mountlake Terrace, south Edmonds, Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas, the city of Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle.

Legislative District 32 – State Senator

Candidate Vote Vote %
Jesse Salomon
(Prefers Democratic Party)
27,170 68.93%
Maralyn Chase
(Prefers Democratic Party)
 12,244 31.07%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 39,414
Legislative District 32 – State Representative Pos. 1

Candidate Vote Vote %
Cindy Ryu
(Prefers Democratic Party)
32,973 76.05%
Diodato (Dio) Boucsieguez
(Prefers Republican Party)
10,382 23.95%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 43,355
Legislative District 32 – State Representative Pos. 2

Candidate Vote Vote %
Lauren Davis
(Prefers Democratic Party)
32,147 74.41%
Frank Deisler
(Prefers Republican Party)
11,056 25.59%
Total Votes (not including write-ins) 43,203

Congressional District 2 U.S. Representative

Incumbent Rep. Rick Larsen, a Democrat, was leading challenger Brian Luke, a Libertarian, in the 2nd Congressional District race. Larsen received 73 percent of the vote in early returns.

U.S. Senate

Incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell was ahead of GOP challenger Susan Hutchinson based on Tuesday’s statewide results, earning 59 percent of the vote to Hutchinson’s 41 percent.



  1. It is a sad day today. Senator Maralyn Chase lost to Mr. Salomon. As a good citizen, we are taught to follow the money of who is supporting candidates, various bills, or state initiatives.

    As a concerned citizen, I am and was seriously alarmed by the various donations and major expenditures from outside interests that Mr. Salomon’s campaign received during this election cycle. My information is through the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission where all candidates must report their contributions and expenditures.

    Donations to Mr. Salomon came from Chevron, Monsanto, PhrMA. Third party expenditures from Stand for Children and the Realtors Pac contributed at least $82,057.67 dollars to finance misleading character slamming mailers against Senator Maralyn Chase. These two groups spent $77,552.64 in support of Jesse Salomon’s campaign. Just because Jesse Salomon won this election, how does anyone justify donations from globally known corporations who are working to destroy the environment and public health at an alarming rate. One only has to look at the recent news against Monsanto to know about their serious long-term actions against human health that are finally coming into the light of full public scrutiny.

    We have lost a true progressive champion with Senator Maralyn Chase who was endorsed by our own state Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Mr. Salomon is now in office and with this donation history, one can not assume that he will truly represent the people.

    More specific examples of corporate donations:
    1. Premara Blue Cross, $1000 donation, opposes Medicare for All
    2. Chevron, donated $1000 and was anti Initiative 1631.
    3. Puget Sound Energy, donated $1000. Supports pipeline expansion and Canadian fracked oil.
    4. ATT, $1000, ultimately against net neutrality.

    There are more examples, but one gets the idea. Because many do not know about following the money for campaign donations, it is very unfortunate for our community as a whole.

    • The election is over. This is the time for gracious concession not more ranker. I received and read every piece of mail and found no negative smear campaign from the Salomon for Senate campaign. What I did see were endorsements from every Mayor in the 32nd district, the current WA State legislators who have spent 8 years with Sen. Chase and obviously felt a change was in the districts best interest, the Seattle Times and a plethora of other highly respected people and organizations. Let’s give Jesse Salomon the same opportunity, that Sen. Chase has had for 8 years, to be an effective legislator. He has a proven track record of leadership and advocacy and most of all listening to his colleagues and constituency. Sour Grapes and election postmortems are detrimental to the transition process and should be avoided. Sorry for your loss.

      • @ Deena. You miss the point. Perhaps do your own public disclosure requests on donations and financing then. It is obvious the mayors and the Reps you mentioned did not do public disclosure requests or seem to care that major PACs and corporate money went into Salomon’s campaign. It should be obvious that outside money won the election. I would never condone, as a candidate, donations from Monsanto, Chevron and the others I listed. Please review the list for yourself and perhaps become more informed on how corporations are affecting our democracy. Interesting that our state Attorney General and our own Çongresswoman Jayapal felt otherwise about Senator Chase, and have interacted with her for lengthy periods of time. I trust their assessments far more than many people who remain uninformed about the threats to our democracy.

      • I think you missed the point. The important point is how Mr. Salomon’s campaign was financed. My comment was not based on Sour Grapes, but on true concerns regarding outside money seriously affecting the outcome of this election. A true progressive candidate would not accept donations from Monsanto, Chevron, Big Phrama. I encourage you to reread the list of donors. And Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Congresswoman Jayapal among many others endorsed Senator Chase. The mayors and general constituency undoubtedly did not track the money contributions for this election from their own public disclosure requests (which anyone can do). So time will tell on all of this.

  2. It was mentioned that two prominent government officials endorsed Ms Chase. That’s not many. I don’t know much of her. I did attend their Richmond Beach debate. During their time together, toward the end of it Mr Salomon was looking through a pile of papers that he’d brought with him. This he did on the spot. When he found what he was looking for he shared it. It was a case where Ms Chase had said something prior that conflicted with something she said that night. I believe that we need someone like Mr
    Salomon. It was not some ammunition that he had brought with him. It was on the spot thinking, remembering and finding. I do not believe for a moment that Mr Salomon will be swayed by the sources of his campaign contributions. Also, I believe that it is healthy to make changes in the political realm. Otherwise it could be the case that the incumbents might have a tendency to rest on their laurels.

  3. The challenger may have benefited from more campaign money, but the other candidate had the advantage of incumbency. Seems to me the people have spoken

  4. Senator Chase has dozens of extremely impressive endorsements! Including from AG Bob Ferguson and Rep Pramila Jayapal! This orchestrated attack by RealtorsPAC and Stand for Children and Monsanto, for heavens sake must be seen for what it is. Salomon is an illegitimate representative, now. Same on Cindy Ryu and Lauren Davis!

    And shame on you Jesse Salomon!

    It is an appalling outcome.

    • Janet Way and the PAC you created in the primaries to attack Salomon, is a okay? Because rules can only be applied to you and your group of friends, but shame, shame, shame if others use the same rules you play by.

      It’s a shame that AG Bob Ferguson and Rep Pramila Jayapal allow and support the hatred and falsehoods coming out of the 32nd LD Democrat club. You also are applying the 70 percent of the voters can be fooled then being able to think for themselves. But of course, only your way of thinking is correct and only 30 percent of people “get it”. Sorry sweetheart, I didn’t need any mailers or articles to know that it was time for a change.

      Excellent outcome, I couldn’t be more hopeful and happy about the 32nd new legislation.


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