EVERETT — Match-ups in several races solidified Thursday following another round of ballot counting.
In the 38th Legislative District, Democrat Julio Cortes and Republican Gary Kemp will battle for an open state House seat.
On election night, Cortes secured the top spot with another Democrat, Daryl Williams, in second followed by Kemp. But Kemp moved in front of Williams in Wednesday’s tally and enjoyed a 320-vote advantage with Thursday’s count.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier will face Republican Matt Larkin in the 8th Congressional District. Republican King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who was in third, conceded Thursday after new tallies showed him trailing Larkin by a widening margin.
Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, a Democrat who is bidding to keep his job, will be up against Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, who is running as a nonpartisan candidate.
Hobbs, of Lake Stevens, had nearly 41% of the vote Thursday. Anderson, one of seven challengers, collected 13.1% and had roughly 15,000 more votes than Keith Wagoner, a Republican state senator from Sedro-Woolley.