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Carina del Rosario
It was a night of mixed emotions for the Asian American community as primary elections results rolled in with Kip Tokuda winning the Democratic nomination for state representative in the 37th District, position 2, but Congressional hopeful Paull Shin losing in this bid to replace retiring Rep. Al Swift
The race for King County Executive wasn’t as close as both Democrat Gary Locke and Republican incumbent Tim Hill thought it would be. At 11:15 p.m. on election night, Locke declared victory when Hill officially conceded the race, becoming the first Asian American ever to win such a high-ranking post in Washington. At the time, Locke had already garnered 58 percent of the vote to Hill’s 42 percent.
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