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Secretary of State Hobbs continues to lead in WA with Wednesday’s results


OLYMPIA — Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs continued to hold a lead over challenger Julie Anderson on Wednesday.

Hobbs had 50% of the vote just after 5 p.m. Wednesday after more votes were counted, compared with Anderson’s 47%. Write-ins accounted for the remainder of votes.

Hobbs, a Democrat appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee, has been in office for about a year, after his predecessor, Republican Kim Wyman, joined the administration of President Joe Biden.

Anderson, the Pierce County auditor, is running as a nonpartisan candidate.

Before serving as secretary of state, Hobbs was a state senator.

The Washington secretary of state oversees the state elections system and registers businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Before Hobbs, Republicans had held the office since the 1960s.

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