Tharinger encouraged by early returns, Pruiett says the vote count goes on | 2022 Primary Election

Posted 8/2/22

Rep. Steve Tharinger watched the votes tally up at home in Port Townsend on Election Night.

Things looked good, to say the least.

"I think the numbers are pretty solid across the district, so …

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Tharinger encouraged by early returns, Pruiett says the vote count goes on | 2022 Primary Election

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Rep. Steve Tharinger watched the votes tally up at home in Port Townsend on Election Night.

Things looked good, to say the least.

"I think the numbers are pretty solid across the district, so that’s pretty encouraging," Tharinger said.

The incumbent Democrat for the Legislative District 24, Position 2 seat in the Washington State House of Representatives, Tharinger was solidly in front in the three-way race.

Early returns had him with 54.12 percent of all ballots counted Aug. 2.

"It's a relief certainly," he said.

The two challengers were far behind.

Republican Brian Pruiett had an early lock on 38.98 percent of ballots counted so far, while Darren Corcoran pulled in 6.7 percent as the other Democrat on Tuesday's ballot.

The vote tally in the Jefferson County portion of the 24th District on Election Night had Tharinger with 68.4 percent of the county's preliminary tally.

"It feels good to have your home county show such strong support," he said. "I think it just speaks to how Mike Chapman and I work together pretty well."

"We’re pretty pragmatic, we deal with the issues … do the work," Tharinger said.

Pruiett said the campaign will go on.

"The race isn’t over until all the votes are in," he said.

The top two finishers in the primary will advance to November's General Election.

 

 

 

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