2012 Primary Election results

With first rounds of primary votes rolling in, Jim Postma and Adam Smith appear headed for a rematch of the 2008 9th Congressional District race. Only a few thousand votes have been counted, and as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Smith has garnered nearly 60 percent of the vote, while Postma has 22 percent of the vote.

Statewide, the race between Sammamish High School graduate Rob McKenna and his Democratic opponent, former 1st District representative Jay Inslee has begun as many predicted: tight. Inslee holds a 47-42 advantage, with more than 800,000 votes counted over all counties.

The top two candidates in each race will advance to the general election.

RESULTS (top two)


Jim Postma (R) - 17,307, 23.09 percent

Adam Smith (D) - 45,622, 60.86 percent



Jay Inslee (D) - 422,005, 47.24 percent

Rob McKenna (R) - 381,808, 42.74 percent

Lt. Governor

Bill Finkbeiner (R) - 214,305, 25.15 percent

Brad Owen (D) - 421,287, 49.43 percent

Secretary of State

Kim Wyman (R) 332,373, 38.98 percent

Kathleen Drew (D) 184,492, 21.64 percent

Attorney General

Reagan Dunn (R) - 325,584, 38.31 percent

Bob Ferguson (D) - 444,563, 52.31 percent


41st District

State Senator

Maureen Judge (D) - 8,775, 42.36 percent

Steve Litzow (R) - 11,939, 57.64 percent

Pos. 1

Marcie Maxwell (D) - 11,732, 56.93 percent

Tim Eaves (R) - 8,875, 43.07 percent

48th District

Pos. 1

Bill Hirt (R) - 5,040, 31.57 percent

Ross Hunter (D) - 10,923, 68.43 percent

Pos. 2

Cyrus Habib (D) - 8,832, 55.59 percent

Hank Myers (R) - 7,056, 44.41 percent

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