In 32nd Legislative District Kagi, Ryu Win Reelection to State House

Democrats Ruth Kagi and Cindy Ryu defeat Republicans Robert Reedy and Randy Hayden respectively

Incumbent Democrats Ruth Kagi and Cindy Ryu are headed to victory and a return to the state House of Representatives tonight based on early results for the 32nd Legislative District.

Kagi, who moved to northwest Seattle from Lake Forest Park in order to keep her seat after redistricting, will serve her eighth term in the Legislature as the 32nd District's Position 2 representative.

Kagi, a policy analyst and community volunteer before running for the Legislature in 1998, leads Republican challenger Robert Reedy, who works for JACE Environmental and lives Mountlake Terrace, 77.66 percent to 22.34 percent with 20,235 votes counted.

Kagi said education will be her primary focus in the Legislature.

Ryu, a commercial property owner and manager from Shoreline, who first won election in 2010, is headed to Olympia for her second term with a 76.48 percent to 23.52 percent lead over Republican challenger Randy Hayden of Edmonds, a general contractor, and mini storage owner, with 20,301 votes counted.

Ryu said affordability of living safely in suburban King and Snohomish Counties, especially in the face of decreased family income and less public services is her main priority in the Legislature.

The 32nd District includes Shoreline and parts of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Seattle.

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one opinion November 08, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Congratulations to both Representative Ryu and Representative Kagi. I hope that they continue to make progress in their next 2 years, and with a slightly-larger majority in the State Senate and a continuing solid majority in the House, I would think so. A lot depends on the outcome of the Governor's race, however. Given the passage of Tim Eyman's initiative, and if it's possible, I'd suggest their putting together a package to send to the voters of tax preference repeals that is offset by one or more of the following: (1) B&O tax rate reduction; (2) higher B&O tax exemption; (3) sales tax reduction; (4) sales tax holiday; (5) investment in infrastructure.
Wendy DiPeso November 08, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Congratulations to Representative Ryu and Kagi. You both deserve to be in Olympia because of the work that you do and your sincere intentions. I do hope more progress can be made to establish a state bank. That alone would go a long way toward economic reform that supports the middle class and small business.


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