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How labor’s candidates fared (UPDATED)

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UPDATE (Aug. 3, 2017) — With additional votes counted, both Manka Dhingra and Teresa Mosqueda have added to their leads in their respective races. The vote counts below are the latest as of this morning. Click on the race title links for the auditors’ latest results.


(Aug. 2, 2017) — Tuesday’s Primary Election results in the critical 45th Legislative District race that will determine which party controls Washington’s State Senate offered some good news for working people. Labor-endorsed Democratic candidate Manka Dhingra is leading her Republican challenger by a solid eight points.

“Our campaign faced unprecedented attacks from special interests, but we were focused on speaking with voters at their doorsteps and listening to neighbors across the 45th district,” said Dhingra, who is making her first run for public office. “With the help of over 500 local volunteers, we have knocked on more than 40,000 doors in the last few months and are ready to carry this energy into the General Election. Together we can ensure experienced, effective, and local leadership represents 45th District families in Olympia.”

Here’s how all of the Washington State Labor Council’s endorsed candidates for special state legislative elections fared in Tuesday’s Primary Election. The top two candidates for each position advance to the General Election on Nov. 7. (Endorsed candidates are in bold. Follow the LD links to see the latest results.)

LD 7 SENATE
Shelley Short (R) — 67.1%
Karen Hardy (D) — 32.9%

LD 7 REPRESENTATIVE
Jacquelin Maycumber (R) — 65.8%
Susan Swanson (D) — 34.2%

LD 31 SENATE
Phil Fortunato (R) — 58.7%
Michelle Rylands (D) — 41.3%
Dual endorsement

LD 31 REPRESENTATIVE
Morgan Irwin (R) — 57.2%
Nate Lowry (D) — 42.8%

LD 37 SENATE
Rebecca Saldaña (D) — 100%
Unopposed

LD 45 SENATE
Manka Dhingra (D) — 51.1%
Jinyoung Lee Englund (R) — 42.1%
Parker Harris (No Party) — 6.8%

LD 48 SENATE
Patty Kuderer (D) — 60.8%
Michelle Darnell (L) — 23.4%
Richard Knierim (ID) — 15.8%

LD 48 REPRESENTATIVE
Vandana Slatter (D) — 76.9%
Ciaran Dougherty (L) — 23.1%

How did union members running for public office fare on Tuesday? (Thanks for asking!)

The WSLC’s own Teresa Mosqueda topped all candidates in a crowded field for Seattle City Council, Position 8. Teresa, the WSLC Political and Strategic Campaign Director, will now advance to the General Election.

Here are some more results, as of this morning. Union members are listed in bold, and those who participated in the WSLC/AFL-CIO Path to Power candidate training are designated by an asterisk.* If you know of some union-member candidates not listed here, let us know and we’ll add them!

ARLINGTON FIRE COMMISSIONER
Anna Trenouth (IAFF) * — Anna is the only candidate who filed. So she advances to the General Election with a strong lead. :)

AUBURN CITY COUNCIL
Larry Brown (IAM) * — No results because only two candidates filed and both advance to the General Election.

BURIEN CITY COUNCIL, POS. 1
Pedro Olguin (Teamsters 117) * — 32.1%
Joel Manning — 29%
Gary Wood — 19.3%
Charles Schaefer — 16.5%

BURIEN CITY COUNCIL, POS. 3
Debi Wagner — 57.9%
Jimmy Matta (Carpenters) — 32.8%
Austin Tucker — 8.6%

EAST WENATCHEE CITY COUNCIL
Matthew Hepner (IBEW) * — Matthew is the only candidate running in this race. So he advances to the General Election as the heavy favorite.

FEDERAL WAY CITY COUNCIL, POS. 4
Hoang Tran — 28.3%
Diana Noble-Gulliford — 27.8%
Jack Stanford — 26.1%
Sharry Edwards (SEIU 1199NW) — 17.4%

KENT CITY COUNCIL, POS. 4
Toni Troutner — 48.7%
Tye Whitfield (SEIU 775) * — 27.3%
Ronald Johnson — 23.7%

MONTESANO CITY COUNCIL
Clint Bryson (IBEW) * — Clint is the only candidate who filed. So he advances to the General Election and The Entire Staff of The Stand is predicting a win.

SEATAC CITY COUNCIL, POS. 4
Clyde (Fuzz) Hill — 39.3%
Pam Pollock — 31.6%
Shaunie Wheeler (IBEW) * — 28.4%

SEATTLE MAYOR
Jenny Durkan — 31.5%
Cary Moon — 15.7%
Nikkita Oliver — 13.8%
Jessyn Farrell — 12%
Bob Hasegawa (Teamsters 174) — 8.7%
Mike McGinn — 7.1%

SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL, POS. 8
Teresa Mosqueda (OPEIU) * — 31.2%
Jon Grant — 24.2%
Sara E. Nelson — 23.3%
Rudy Pantoja — 5.7%
Charlene D. Strong — 5%
Sheley Secrest — 4.7%

SEATTLE PORT COMMISSIONER, POS. 4
Peter Steinbrueck — 25%
Preeti Shridhar — 21%
Richard Pope — 15.7%
Ken Rogers — 15.7%
John Persak (ILWU) — 13.5%
Brooks Salazar (WFSE) * — 4.6%

SEDRO-WOOLLEY COUNCIL, WARD 6
Karl de Jong (IATSE & IUPAT) — No results because only two candidates filed and both advance to the General Election.

SILVER LAKE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT COMM., POS. 3
Anne Backstrom (Teamsters 763) — No results because only two candidates filed and both advance to the General Election.

SHORELINE CITY COUNCIL, POS. 7
Chris Roberts (UAW) — Chris is the only candidate who filed. So he advances to the General Election and we like his chances.

TACOMA CITY COUNCIL, POS. 5
Chris Beale (UFCW 367) * — 35.9%
Brian Arnold — 31.5%
Janis Clark — 15%
Justin Van Dyk — 12%

TUKWILA CITY COUNCIL, POS. 5
Zak Idan (TEA) — 52.4%
Dennis Martinez (UA) — 33%
Armen Papyan — 7.6%

UNIVERSITY PLACE COUNCIL, POS. 3
Steve Worthington — 48.5%
Ken Campbell — 29%
Patti Dailey (WFSE & IUPAT) — 22.5%

Congratulations to those who advance to the General Election. But most importantly, thank you to ALL union candidates for stepping up to serve as leaders in your communities. Whether or not you advanced this time, keep at it! You represent the critically important perspectives of working families that are too often missing on local government bodies.

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