Cathy Dahlquist and Christopher Hurst continue to lead by at least 10 points in their respective races in the 31st Legislative District Wednesday.
Pierce and King County voters have put Dahlquist ahead at 26,026 votes (62.9 percent) over challenger Brian Gunn with 15,354 votes (37.1 percent).
"We're just really excited to be able to continue the work that we started," Dahlquist said Tuesday night.
Though victory is not likely in the cards for Gunn, this was still a very successful campaign, he said Wednesday, especially since his was a grassroots campaign without a lot of money raised or to spend. "The idea was to raise the issue about how much corporate money has affected our elections and that basically they're buying elections in trade for these billions of dollars in corporate tax breaks," he said. "We raised that issue successfully and we got people to think about that affecting our electoral process."
In Position No. 2, Hurst leads with 22,691 votes (55.29 percent) over challenger Lisa Connors with 18,350 votes (44.71 percent).
Reached for comment Wednesday, Hurst said he was looking forward to getting back to work for the citizens of the 31st District in what are still difficult times. "I'm really very appreciative of all the support we got from folks for the re-election," he said. "I'm looking forward to getting back down to Olympia and working on the tough issues with my seatmate Cathy Dahlquist. Cathy and I make a great team for the folks in the 31st District."
King County will post updated results every weekday (excepting Veteran's Day on Nov. 12 and the Thanksgiving holidays Nov. 22 and Nov. 23) at 4:30 p.m. until the elections are certified Nov. 27.
Pierce County will update at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. through Nov. 9 and then once a day at 5 p.m. from Nov. 10 through Nov. 21, and again on Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. before certification on Nov. 27.
Pierce County Election Results 2012
Washington Election Results 2012