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Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman re-elected

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman 
(Photo: blogs.sos.wa.gov)

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman (Photo: blogs.sos.wa.gov)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been re-elected to a second term.

Wyman previously served as the Thurston County auditor and the county’s elections director. She defeated Democrat Tina Podlodowski, a former Microsoft manager, served on the Seattle City Council for one four-year term in the 1990s and was an adviser to current Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in 2014.

Wyman narrowly won her election four years ago and voting in August’s “top two” primary was tight, with Wyman getting 48 percent of the vote and Podlodowski receiving 46 percent.

Podlodowski attacked Wyman on issues ranging from low primary voter turnout to a translation mistake in the Spanish version of the voters guide that could have led some who were convicted of misdemeanor crimes to think they were not qualified to vote. Wyman apologized for the error and sent out mailers to voters who were potentially affected.