In yesterday's primary election, there were few surprises as familiar names dominated the results. (All results reported here were as of 8:26 p.m. last night.)
In the crowded field of candidates for the U.S. senate, Maria Cantwell took 57.49 percent of the vote statewide with 403,451 votes. Her closest challenger, Republican Susan Hutchison, garnered 23.39 percent with a total of 164,142 votes. In Klickitat County, it was Cantwell with 2,024 votes for 45.62 percent and Hutchison with 1,233 for 27.79 percent.
Jamie Herrera Beutler took 45.46 percent of the vote in Klickitat County for U.S. representative, with 2,077 votes, to Carolyn Long's 32.23 percent and 1,468 votes. Statewide, it was Herrera Beutler with 16,057 votes for 46.42 percent to Long's 10,317 and 29.82 percent.
Gina Mosbrucker won by a wide margin both statewide and in Klickitat County in her race for state representative. Mosbrucker took 58.96 percent of the total in the District 14 Position 2 race with 3,080 votes. Her nearest challenger, Liz Hallock, took 31.26 percent and 1,633 votes. In third place was Noah Ramirez with 9.78 percent and 511 votes. In the county, it was Mosbrucker with 60.11 percent and 2,726 votes to Hallock's 30.34 percent and 1,376 votes and Ramirez's 9.55 percent and 433 votes.
The Legislative District 14 Position 1 race saw Democrat Sasha Bentley out front in Klickitat Countywith 1,858 votes and 42.06 percent. In second was Chris Corry with 1,683 votes and 38.1 percent. Yakima Mayor Kathy Coffey came in with 709 votes and 16.05 percent. Throughout the district, it was Bentley with 2,860 votes and 42.72 percent to Corry's 2,367 votes and 35.36 percent and Coffey with 1,129 votes and 16.87 percent.
In county races, David Sauter took 70.19 percent of the vote for County Commissioner 2 with 909 votes to Raymond Clough's 29.81 percent and 386 votes.
Incumbent Sheriff Bob Songer led with 61.83 percent of the vote and 2,820 votes to 38.17 percent and 1,741 votes for challenger Douglas Charters.
All other county incumbents-Assessor Christa Schroder, Auditor Brenda Sorenson, County Clerk Renea Campbell, Prosecuting Attorney David Quesnel, and Treasurer Greg Gallagher-were unopposed.