Republicans win three 35th District races
November 17, 2022
Three Republicans will represent the 35th District in the state Legislature.
The ballot count from the Nov. 8 general election released Monday gave Republican Drew MacEwen a lead over Democrat Julianne Gale in Mason County for a four-year term as state senator, with the Union resident in Mason County receiving 16,492 votes for 57.03%, and Gale receiving 12,383 votes for 42.82%. Districtwide, MacEwen had 37,600 votes for 55.67%, and Gale 29,876 votes for 44.24%.
In Mason County, Republican Travis Couture garnered 15,451 votes for 53.85%, and Democrat Sandy Kaiser 13,220 votes for 46.07% to replace MacEwen at Position 2 in the state House of Representatives. Throughout the 35th District, Couture had 35,370 votes for 52.63% and Kaiser 31,794 votes for 47.31%.
In the contest for Position 1 representing the 35th District, incumbent Republican Dan Griffey of Allyn in the Mason County ballot count had 17,247 votes for 59.73%, and Democrat James DeHart 11,567 votes for 40.06%. Districtwide, Griffey had 39,516 votes for 58.61% and DeHart 27,829 votes for 41.27%
The results are scheduled to be certified Nov. 29.