The 13th District state house candidate Republican Mathew Manweller out polled his opponent 70 to 30 percent in the general election. The political science professor at CWU replaces Rep. Bill Hinkle from Cle Elum, who did not seek reelection. Manweller defeated his opponent Kaj Selmann in Tuesday’s general election. In the 14th district, State Representatives Charles Ross and Norm Johnson easily won reelection Tuesday. Both Yakima lawmakers easily defeated their rivals. State Senator Curtis King was reelected to another term. State Representative David Taylor was also reelected to another term in the 15th district. Taylor, a Moxee rancher beat his challenger Pablo Gonzalez 64 to 34 percent.

More ballots will be counted in the Yakima County auditor’s office today. More than 20,000 remain and could make a big difference in the race for governor other close issues statewide like gay marriage. There is about a 72 percent turnout in Yakima County, When all the ballots are counted auditor Corky Mattingly expects about a 80 percent turnout of all county voters. About 106,000 ballots were sent out for the general election.