Republican Jan Angel is holding onto her lead over Democrat Kim Abel in the race for the 26th District, position 1. Last night, the state auditor had Angel at 50.77 percent of the vote to Abel’s 49.23 percent. Today, it’s 51.20 to 48.80 percent. Results in Kitsap are 50.61 percent for Angel, 49.14 for Abel.
District-wide, incumbent Larry Seaquist’s lead over Republican challenger Marlyn Jensen has narrowed from 61.02 (compared to Jensen’s 38.98) percent last night, to 59.92 (compared to Jensen’s 40.48) percent today, a moot point given Seaquist’s sizable margin over Jensen. In Kitsap, Seaquist has 60.97 percent of the vote to Jensen’s 38.89.
The numbers in the South Kitsap Commissioner’s race have not changed: Garrido with 51.92 percent of the vote; Matthes with 47.88. To elaborate on Matthes’ comments yesterday evening on his apparent loss, he said he had no regrets about running. He was disappointed that he didn’t win. He said, “I learned a lot, and I probably would do some things differently.”
The Kitsap County Auditor’s office will update numbers at 4 p.m. today. Political reporter Steve Gardner will post a story later today with updates on all Kitsap-related races.