Magendanz, Mullet lead in 5th District primary vote

Returns from the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary election showed conservative candidates doing well in the local State Rep. races, but a Democrat gaining ground in the state Senate race.

In the 5th Legislative District, which includes Snoqualmie, North Bend, and surrounding communities, the contested state Senate race saw Democrat Mark Mullet leading Republican Brad Toft. Mullet had 52.66 percent of the vote, as of Monday, with 13,986 votes. Toft had 47.34 percent of the vote, with 12,573 votes.

In the State Rep., Pos. 2, race, Republican candidate Chad Magendanz earned 53.22 percent and 13,830 votes, with David Spring, a Democrat, earning 42.36 percent and 11,006 votes. Independent Ryan D. Burkett had 4.42 percent, or 1,149 votes.

In position 1, Jay Rodne, R-North Bend, is unopposed.

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