SEATTLE (AP) — Incubment Democrat Brad Owen is leading former Republican state Sen. Bill Finkbeiner in the race for lieutenant governor.
Early returns Tuesday show Owen ahead of Finkbeiner, a former state senator from King County.
Owen has served in the position since 1997, after being elected the state’s 15th lieutenant governor. He previously served as Shelton finance commissioner and has been elected to both chambers of the state Legislature.
Owen says his top priority is stimulating the economy and helping create family-wage jobs.
The lieutenant governor also serves as president of the Senate.