Secretary of state: GOP incumbent vs. Democratic lawmaker

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters have elected a Republican secretary of state for more than five decades in a state mostly run by Democrats. Two-term Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the fifth Republican to hold the office since 1965. She is one of only three statewide elected Republicans on the West Coast. This year, she faces a challenge from Democratic state Rep. Gael Tarleton of Seattle, who is leaving the Legislature in December after serving four terms. In addition to leading elections, the secretary of state also serves as chief corporations officer and supervisor of the state archives and state library.