State Races: Ferguson re-elected as state attorney general; Wyman leading for secretary of state's office

SEATTLE -- State Attorney General Bob Ferguson was re-elected Tuesday night, and Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman appeared to be holding off a challenge from Democrat Tina Podlodowski.

In initial vote returns, Ferguson, a Democrat, defeated Libertarian candidate Joshua Trumbull by 69-31%.

In the state treasurer's race, Republican Duane Davidson, a Republican from Kennewick, defeated fellow Michael Waite by 57-41%.

Hilary Franz appeared headed to victory for state lands commissioner over Steve McLaughlin. She was leading by 55-45% Tuesday night.

Chris Reykdal, a Democrat, and Erin Jones were locked in a close contest for state superintendent of public schools, with Reykdal leading by 51-49% in initial returns Tuesday night.

Pat McCarthy appeared headed to victory for state auditor over Mark Miloscia by 54-46%.

Democrat Cyrus Habib defeated Republican Marty McClendon by 56-44% for lieutenant governor.