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Kilmer, a Gig Harbor Democrat who grew up in Port Angeles, won 58.65 percent. Bloom, an accountant and a Navy veteran living in Tacoma, won 23.8 percent.
Democratic Clallam County Commissioner Mike Chapman won 46 percent of the votes in the initial count of ballots Tuesday while Port Ludlow Republican George Vrable had 37 percent.
Secretary of state’s office spokesman: “By Friday, you should pretty much know the top two finishers in all the races.”
Ron Richards was the top choice in the first count of primary ballots with 37.54 percent, but Randy Johnson and Gabe Rygaard are running close.
Clallam County commissioner Mike Chapman won more than 45 percent of the vote and Port Ludlow Republican George Vrable took more than 36 percent Tuesday.
The panel has agreed to set a public hearing for a draft ordinance regulating vacation rentals that the planning commission recommended for approval.
Democrat Kate Dean won a whopping 61.57 percent of the vote and fellow Democrat Tim Thomas won 20.13 percent in the top-two primary election race for the District 1 seat on the Jefferson County commission.
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and challenger Todd A. Bloom will advance to the Nov. 8 general election for the 6th Congressional District seat.
Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and challenger Bill Bryant easily advanced through the primary to the November ballot Tuesday, as did U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and opponent Chris Vance.
Democrat Ron Richards was the top choice in tonight’s initial count of votes in the primary election for the District 2 Clallam County commission race.
Today is the last day for voters to cast their ballots.
Current Lt. Gov. Brad Owen announced his retirement earlier this year, sparking a rare rush of candidates for the office. Eleven candidates have filed.