Republican State Sen. Steve Litzow has an early 7-point lead in early general election returns in the 41st Legislative District, at 53.47 percent of the votes counted so far, a 7-point lead over Democratic challenger who currently has 46.44 percent of the vote.
For the district's State Representative Position 1, incumbent Marcie Maxwell (D-Renton) easily leads her Republican challenger, Tim Eaves, of Issaquah, 58.16 percent to 41.78 percent.
Democrat Rep. Judy Clibborn was unopposed for re-election to Position 2.
So far, of 91,351 registered voters in the 41st Legislative District, King County has received and counted 41,457 votes, or about 45 percent. The 41st LD was redistricted earlier this year and now represents all of Mercer Island, Beaux Arts Village, South Bellevue, Newcastle, Kennydale, South Sammamish and North Issaquah.
The deadline to postmark or turn in ballots was today.
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Ballots Cast/Registered Voters 41,457/ 91,351 CandidateVoteVote % Marcie Maxwell (Prefers Democratic Party) 24,000 58.16% Tim Eaves (Prefers Republican Party) 17,242 41.78% Write-in 19
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Ballots Cast/Registered Voters41,457/ 91,351 CandidateVoteVote % Steve Litzow (Prefers Republican Party) 22,168 53.47% Maureen Judge (Prefers Democratic Party) 19,253 46.44% Write-in