Results

Julie Anderson

Clark County
48.82% 94,917 votes
Overall
46.15% 1,187,576 votes

Steve Hobbs

Clark County
46.1% 89,634 votes
Overall
49.81% 1,281,748 votes

Candidates

Julie Anderson

Preferred Party: Nonpartisan
Residence: Tacoma
Online: julieanderson.org
Candidate information last updated June 7, 2022

Steve Hobbs

Preferred Party: Democrat
Residence: Lake Stevens
Online: electhobbs.com
Candidate information last updated June 7, 2022

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FILE - Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, a Democrat, poses for a photo before taking part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash. Washington voters will soon decide whether to elect their first Democratic secretary of state in six decades or, instead, send a long-time county auditor to be the state's first nonpartisan chief elections officer. Republicans were shut out of the state's top two primary in August, which sent Hobbs and nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson to the general election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Democrat Hobbs takes early lead in secretary of state race

FILE - Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, a Democrat, poses for a photo before taking part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash. Washington voters will soon decide whether to elect their first Democratic secretary of state in six decades or, instead, send a long-time county auditor to be the state's first nonpartisan chief elections officer. Republicans were shut out of the state's top two primary in August, which sent Hobbs and nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson to the general election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

November 8, 2022, 9:15pm Election

Democrats are trying to win the secretary of state’s office in an election for the first time in six decades after Republicans failed to advance a candidate in the primary. Read story

Inspection board worker Frank Lesick pushes verified, counted ballots into a safe after being processed at the county elections office Monday.

Decisive Election Day nears for Clark County

Inspection board worker Frank Lesick pushes verified, counted ballots into a safe after being processed at the county elections office Monday.

November 6, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

The Nov. 8 general election is just days away and includes key races that will impact Clark County residents at the local and national level. Read story

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, second from right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, shake hands after taking part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., as moderator Melissa Santos, right, of Axios Local, looks on. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S.

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Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, second from right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, shake hands after taking part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., as moderator Melissa Santos, right, of Axios Local, looks on. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 24, 2022, 6:00am Election

To hear the candidates tell it, the campaign for secretary of state in Washington is about experience. Read story

Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick and the ranking minority member of the House Public Safety Committee, speaks on the House floor, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Olympia, Wash. House members voted unanimously Thursday to approve revisions to Initiative 940, the measure voters passed in November 2018 that makes it easier to prosecute police officers for negligent shootings. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington Republicans push write-in for secretary of state

Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick and the ranking minority member of the House Public Safety Committee, speaks on the House floor, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Olympia, Wash. House members voted unanimously Thursday to approve revisions to Initiative 940, the measure voters passed in November 2018 that makes it easier to prosecute police officers for negligent shootings. (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 20, 2022, 6:57pm Election

The campaign for Washington’s top elections official has largely skirted the proverbial elephant in the room: the voters, egged on by some politicians and candidates, who increasingly believe the state’s elections are rife with widespread fraud. Read story

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, take part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., with Melissa Santos, center, of Axios Local, moderating. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Photos by ted s.

Candidates for Washington secretary of state disagree on experience, election management, cybersecurity

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, take part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., with Melissa Santos, center, of Axios Local, moderating. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Photos by ted s.

September 27, 2022, 7:41am Election

For the first time in years, the race for secretary of state in Washington does not include a Republican — at least not officially. Read story

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