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Ashabraner, Angel race set for State District 26
Key Peninsula middle school teacher Karin Ashabraner will face incumbent Jan Angel in the November general election for the State Representative District 26 position 1.
Ashabraner, a democrat, won 27.52 percent of the vote in Tuesday night's three person primary race for State Representative. Ashabraner beat out fellow democrat Stephen Greer, who took 15.46 percent of the vote.
Angel, the lone republican, showed a strong win with 56.73 percent of the primary vote.
As of 9 p.m, 9,962 ballots had been counted. The Kitsap County Auditors Office will update the results again on Wednesday as more ballots come in. Numbers should be finalized later this week.
Ashabraner described the task of beating an incumbent like Angel as "always difficult," but said that she is certainly up to the challenge of the coming general election.
A veteran who served in the military for 22 years, Ashabraner said she will focus on the needs for veterans and their families in her upcoming campaign. She also plans to emphasize her experience as a teacher in the coming months.
"I'm excited about the campaign," she said Tuesday night. "I'm looking forward to this."
Further updates on this story will be available later in the week.