Incumbent Democratic 1st District State Rep. Derek Stanford apparently will meet Republican Sandy Guinn in the November general election.
Results from the Tuesday primary counted through Friday showed Stanford with 47 percent of the vote to 26 percent for Guinn, 17 percent for Republican Brian Travis and 9 percent for Democrat Greg Rankich.
Stanford led Guinn 46 percent to 24 percent in the Snohomish County part of the district – most of Mountlake Terrace, all of Brier, the Snohomish County part of Bothell and unincorporated areas north and east of Bothell.
Stanford led Guinn 50 percent to 30 percent in the King County part of the district – parts of Bothell and Kirkland, and unincorporated areas between Bothell and Kirkland.
Officials in both counties will continue to count votes through certification of the election Aug. 21. Officials release the next returns Monday afternoon.
As of Thursday, Snohomish County officials had counted 33 percent of the 1st Legislative District ballots they had sent out, although ballots from 37 percent had arrived at the county auditor’s office, still far less than the expected 44 percent. King County officials had counted votes from 34 percent of registered voters; they had received ballots from 39 percent of voters.
Stanford had reported raising $86,246 and spending $68,492. Guinn has raised $11,009 and spent $8,897. Neither Travis nor Rankich has reported any fundraising or spending.
Guinn had finished third in the 2010 primary, behind Stanford and Republican Dennis Richter.
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