The contest between Manka Dhingra and Jinyoung Lee Englund — both first-time candidates — will determine which party controls the state Senate. Republicans currently have a one-seat majority.
Democratic candidate Manka Dhingra on Wednesday widened her lead slightly in primary vote results for a key Washington state Senate seat.
The contest between Dhingra and Englund — both first-time candidates — will determine which party controls the Senate. Republicans currently have a one-seat majority.
Democrats hold the governorship, as well as a slim majority in the state House.
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Englund is a former staffer for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, who recently managed a team developing a phone app to aid the U.S. Marine Corps, in which her husband serves.
Dhingra is a senior deputy prosecuting attorney for King County, where she supervises a regional mental-health court, a veterans court and a diversion program
Already, more than $3 million has poured into race in the 45th Legislative District, which includes Duvall, Woodinville and parts of Kirkland and Redmond.