The State Capitol in Olympia. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Below are the results for the 2016 primary election on election night. Current leaders will be in bold. Endorsed candidates/positions will have an (e) next to them.

*Results being updated throughout the night



Prop 1 (Housing Levy): Yes (e) 67.93%, No 32.07%

I-123 (Park My Viaduct): Yes 19.44%, No (e) 80.56%

Snohomish County

Prop 1 (sales tax for criminal justice): Approved 49.35%, Rejected 50.65%



US Senator: Patty Murray (D) 53.42%, Chris Vance (R) 27.74%

Congressional District 1: Suzan DelBene (D) 53.96%, Robert Sutherland (R) 31.03%

Congressional District 7: Brady Walkinshaw (D)(e) 20.93%, Pramila Jayapal (D) 38.21%, Joe McDermott (D) 21.54%

Congressional District 8: Dave Reichert (R) 54.43%, Tony Ventrella (D) 17.42%, Santiago Ramos (D) 12.62%, Alida Skold (D) 8.42%

Congressional District 9: Adam Smith (D) 56.79%, Doug Basler (R) 24.83%


Governor: Jay Inslee (D) 48.59%, Bill Bryant (R) 38.11%

Lt. Governor: Marty McCeldnon (R) 20.34%, Cyrus Habib (D) 19.58%, Karen Fraser (D) 16.28%, Steve Hobbs (D) 15.61%

Secretary of State: Tina Podlodowski (D) 45.75%, Kim Wyman (R) 48.44%

Treasurer: John Paul Comerford (D) 18.69%, Marko Liias (D) 18.33%, Duane Davidson (R) 25.47%, Michael Waite (R) 23.64%, Alec Fisken (D) 13.90%

Auditor: Jeff Sprung (D) 21.31%, Pat McCarthy (D) 30.84%, Mark Miloscia (R) 37.42%

Attorney General: Bob Ferguson (D) 72.79%, Josuah Trumbul (L) 27.21%

Commissioner of Public Lands: Steve McLaughlin (R) 39.10%, Dave Upthegrove (D) 13.53%, Hilary Franz (D) 20.84%, Mary Verner (D) 12.86%

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Robin Fleming 15.00%, Erin Jones 22.76%, Chris Reykdal 20.59%, Ron Higgins 17.15%

Insurance Commissioner: Mike Kreidler 57.63%, Richard Schrock (R) 35.24%

Supreme Court Position 5: Barbara Madsen 64.32%, Greg Zempel 29.12%


Pierce County Executive: Rick Talbert 47.99% Bruce Dammeier 30.27%, Dan Roach 16.02%, Larry Faulk 7.53%


District 5, Senator: Mark Mullet (D) 50.09%, Chad Magendanz (R) 49.80%

District 5, Rep Pos 1: Jay Rodne (R) 55.71%, Jason Ritchie (D) 44.15%

District 5, Rep Pos 2: Darcy Burner (D) 36.12%, Paul Graves (R) 47.13%, Matt Larson (D) 16.68%

District 41, Senator: Steve Litzow (R) 48.65%, Lisa Wellman (D) 47.63%

District 43, Rep Pos 1: Nicole Macri (D)(e) 49.02%, Dan Shih (D) 25.86%, Sameer Ranade (D) 4.67%, Scott Forbes (D) 6.38%, Thomas Pitchford (D) 2.16%, Marcus Courtney (D) 3.25%, Zachary Zaerr 7.13%

District 43, Rep Pos 2: Frank Chopp (D) 97.76%

Article Author
Ben Crowther

Ben is a Seattle area native, living with his husband downtown since 2013. He started in queer grassroots organizing in 2009 and quickly developed a love for all things political and wonky. When he’s not reading news articles, he can be found excitedly pointing out new buses or prime plots for redevelopment to his uninterested friends who really just want to get to dinner. Ben served as The Urbanist's Policy and Legislative Affairs Director from 2015 to 2018 and primarily writes about political issues.