Republican Kim Wyman wins third term as Washington Secretary of State

Incumbent Kim Wyman (R) defeated Gael Tarleton (D) in the election for Washington Secretary of State, winning a third term as the state’s top elections administrator.

Wyman was first elected to the office in 2012 and won re-election over challenger Tina Podlodowski (D), 55% to 45%, in 2016. Preliminary results suggest Wyman won by a narrower 54% to 47% margin this year.

Wyman’s win continues Republicans’ winning streak in Washington Secretary of State elections. No Democrat has won election to the office since 1960.