By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Incumbent 1st District democratic state Rep. Derek Stanford, 1st District democratic state Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, McAuliffe’s Senate challenger Guy Palumbo, and incumbent 32nd District state Rep. Cindy Ryu lead local legislative candidates in fundraising.
The state Senate contest among McAuliffe, Palumbo and Republican Dawn McCravey is the most expensive in the area, with McAuliffe reporting having raised $73,894 and spent $54,098, Palumbo raising $71,153 and spending $25,748, and McCravey raising $64,559, including a personal contribution of $700, and spending $58,074. The three meet in the Tuesday, Aug. 7 primary, with the top two vote-getters advancing to the Nov. 6 general election.
Stanford reports raising $79,245, including $1,001 of his own money, and spending $68,492. Republican challenger Sandy Guinn has raised $11,009, including a $2,175 personal contribution and a $5,000 loan. Neither Democrat Greg Rankrich nor Republican Brian Travis reports any fundraising or spending. Two of the four will advance from the primary to the general election.
The 1st Legislative District includes most of Mountlake Terrace, all of Brier and Bothell, part of Kirkland, unincorporated areas of King County between Bothell and Kirkland, and unincorporated areas of Snohomish County north and east of Bothell.
Incumbent democratic 1st District state Rep. Luis Moscoso, who is alone on the primary ballot, has reported raising $50,513, including a $200 personal contribution, and spending $39,970. Republican Mark Davies, who has announced an unregistered write-in campaign against Moscoso, reports raising $345, including a $60 personal contribution, and spending $249.
Ryu has reported raising $70,759 and spending $22,921. The other 32nd District democratic incumbent, Rep. Ruth Kagi, reports raising $40,267 and spending $18,903. Ryu’s Republican opponent, Randy Hayden, and Kagi’s two Republican opponents, Eric Alvey and Robert Reedy, all have raised and spent less than the $5,000 that triggers the requirement for full reporting before the election. The 32nd District includes Lynnwood, Woodway, south Edmonds, nearby unincorporated areas of southwest Snohomish County, Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle.
Democratic 21st District state Rep. Mary Helen Roberts, who is running unopposed for re-election, has reported raising $10,300 and spending $617. Democratic 21st District state Rep. Marko Liias, also alone on the primary ballot, reports raising $30,545 and spending $24,742. Kevin Morrison, who has registered as a write-in candidate against Liias, can qualify for November by finishing second to Liias in the primary with at least 1 percent of the vote. He reports no fundraising or spending.
The 21st District includes most of Edmonds, north Lynnwood, plus Mukilteo and part of south Everett.
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