Democrats take early lead in all 30th District races

Pellicciotti, Reeves, Wilson leading in early returns

In early voting, Democratic candidates are leading in the race for the 30th Legislative District senator and state representative positions 1 and 2.

In King County Elections’ first wave of results that were posted at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Claire Wilson was leading Republican Sen. Mark Miloscia 53.3 percent to 46.7 percent for state senator.

At a Democratic Party celebration at Poverty Bay, Wilson was very excited about the initial results and said she was looking forward to getting to work in Olympia.

“I’m proud to have my opportunity to do what I said I was gonna do and that is to represent all of the constituents of the 30th Legislative District,” she said.

She said she doesn’t think of herself as a politician but is excited to represent the community she is so involved in.

“It’s about making change and it’s about doing what’s right for the greater good.”

Miloscia, who was at a Republican Party event at Billy McHale’s on election night, said is not ready to concede to Wilson. He did not have anything to say regarding his political future.

“It’s too early to even think about that,” he said, “We’ll see what happens tomorrow.”

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti outpolled Republican Linda Kochmar with 60.25 percent of the vote to Kochmar’s 39.75 percent for state representative Position 1.

Pellicciotti was thankful to the voters, and is looking forward to getting back to working for the district.

“It feels great to have the opportunity to continue to serve our district,” he said, “but I’m more excited to have the opporunity to roll up my sleeves and get back to work.”

Kochmar was disappointed by the loss, but hinted her political career is not over, and joked about her plans immediately following the election.

“I think I’ll get a facial,” she said.

For state representative Position 2, Rep. Kristine Reeves roared out of the gate with 63.07 percent of the vote to Republican Mark Greene’s 36.93 percent.

Reeves was touched by her re-election, and said she was humbled by the results.

“To be a full-time working mom and a real human and to have fought so hard two years ago, to now have sixty-three percent of folks out voting for me, I think it’s just so humbling,” she said.

About 661,655 ballots were counted and approximately 107,000 still needed to be processed in King County as of Tuesday’s results.

See www.kingcounty.gov/elections for more results. King County Elections will post updates at 4 p.m. each week day until the final certified results are posted on Nov. 27.

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