Primary Election results: The latest updates on state & local voting

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KENNEWICK, Wash. — The next wave of primary election results is being reported across Eastern Washington. To view the latest results from your area, click on your county’s name from the following list: Benton County, Franklin CountyYakima CountyKittitas County, Walla Walla County, and Grant County.

The latest results for the 2022 Primary Elections were scheduled to be released at 4:00 p.m. PST on Aug. 3, 2022.

U.S. Senate: Statewide, incumbent Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is leading with 54% of the votes followed by Pasco native Tiffany Smiley (R-WA), who has obtained 32.2% of the votes.  However, Smiley is leading in all Eastern Washington counties but Spokane County, where Murray maintains a 4.2% lead. As of this update, Smiley maintains 59.8% of Franklin County—her hometown community.

U.S. House Representative for District 4 of Washington: Three candidates are in a close race to represent the Eastern Washington communities of Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Grant, Douglas, Adams and Okanogan counties, plus parts of Walla Walla County. Across all counties, the leading vote-getter is the incumbent Dan Newhouse (R-WA) with 27.3% of the votes. He’s shortly followed by Doug White (D-WA) with 25.6% of the votes and Loren Culp (R-WA) with 21.3% of the votes.

The latest updates show that White is leading in Yakima County while Newhouse maintains a short lead in Benton County.

Benton County Prosecuting Attorney: Another tight race sees Eric Eisinger leading Ryan Lukson by 420 votes, which account for 1.94% of votes.

Benton County Fire District No. 2 Proposition: 69.63% of voters are in favor of the proposition which is meant to maintain funding for fire and EMS services in Benton City and the surrounding area.

Benton County Fire District No. 4 Proposition: 57.14% of voters are in favor of a slight increase to property taxes in the West Richland area to ensure funding for fire and EMS services.

Yakima County Fire Protection District No. 1 Proposition: 61.38% of voters are in favor of the proposition impacting fire and EMS services in the Naches region.

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