Larkin overtakes Dunn in fight to face Schrier in 8th district general election
Update (8/4), 4:15 p.m.:
Kim Schrier and Matt Larkin are still leading in the primary election race for the 8th U.S. House District, garnering 48.25% and 16.64% of the vote, respectively. King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn trails with 14.76% of the vote.
Update (8/3) 5:10 p.m.:
Kim Schrier and Matt Larkin are now leading in the primary election race for the 8th U.S. House District, garnering 48.1% and 16.7% of the vote, respectively.
Kim Schrier and Reagan Dunn are leading in the primary election race for the 8th U.S. House District, garnering 49.94% and 15.27% of the vote, respectively.
Narrowly trailing is Matt Larkin with 15.16% of the vote. With little less than a hundred votes between Dunn and Larkin at the time of writing, who will be representing the Republicans in this district in the general could still go either way. Check back for updates.
Incumbent Kim Schrier (D) is seeking re-election for her second term in office. Schrier snagged the long-held Republican seat from the GOP in 2018, and has made headlines in recent months for pressuring the Biden administration to make COVID testing more readily available for Washingtonians. The pediatrician has pointedly referenced that all the Republican challengers to her seat hold anti-abortion stances.
Reagan Dunn (R) is a sitting King County councilmember, leading the race among two other Republican party candidates— with the GOP declining to formally endorse a candidate until after primary night. Dunn recently sponsored legislation to make fentanyl a public health emergency and has pushed the county to more actively clear homeless encampments in places such as Green Lake.
11 candidates, listed below, filed for election to the eighth district.
Kim Schrier (Incumbent) (Democratic Party)
Keith Arnold (Democratic Party)
Ryan Burkett (Independent)
Dave Chapman (Republican Party)
Patrick Dillon (Concordia Party)
Reagan Dunn (Republican Party)
Justin Greywolf (Libertarian Party)
Jesse Jensen (Republican Party)
Matt Larkin (Republican Party)
Scott Stephenson (Republican Party)
Emet Ward (Democratic Party)