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UPDATE: Farrell Widens Lead in 46th District Position 2 Race

Farrell leads Siegfriedt, both appear ready to qualify for November general election

UPDATE:

Democrat Jessyn Farrell continues to lead the race for 46th Legislative District Position 2, which includes Lake Forest Park, in the primary, as of Wednesday afternoon.

Farrell now has increased her vote total to 5,844 votes or 29.11 percent.

Democrat Sarajane Siegfriedt is second with 21.77 percent or 4,369 votes and appears headed to the November general election to face Farrell. 

Republican Scott Hodges has 18.63 percent of the vote or 3,740 votes but it appears he will fall short of the making the top two.

Incumbent democrat Gerry Pollet has 60.76 percent of the vote in Position 1 race to democratic challenger Sylvester Cann's 39.24 percent.

State Sen. David Frockt is unopposed and has 100 percent of the vote.

Original story:

Laurelhurst democrat Jessyn Farrell is leading the race for 46th Legislative District Position 2, which includes Lake Forest Park, in today's primary, election returns show.

Farrell has 28.24 percent of the vote (4,732 votes) followed by fellow democrat Sarajane Siegfriedt who has 21.61 percent of the vote (3,622 votes). Republican Scott Hodges has 19.24 percent of the vote (3,224 votes) and needs to eclipse Siegfriedt to make it into the general election in November, since the top two move on.

Other candidates include democrat Shelly Crocker with 16.8 percent of the vote, democrat Dusty Hoerler with 11.96 percent and democratic-republican Stan Lippmann of Lake Forest Park with 2.15 percent.

The candidates for Position 2 are running to replace retiring state Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenney.

In the Position 1 race, incumbent democrat Gerry Pollet has 60.52 percent of the vote (9,105 votes) to democratic challenger Sylvester Cann's 39.48 percent (5,939 vote). Both will face each other again in November. 

Incumbent democratic state senator David Frockt of the 46th District in running unopposed and has 100 percent of the vote (13,605 votes)

See full results at the Washington Secretary of State Web site. The Web site will update the vote counts of state and legislative races at 5 p.m. each weekday starting Wednesday. Check Patch for updates as well. 

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