Drew Stokesbary, an attorney from Auburn, has been elected to his first term in the state House of Representatives.
In tallies released by the Secretary of State on Tuesday night, the Republican was winning 59.85 percent of the vote. His opponent, Democrat Mike Sando, had 40.15 percent of the vote.
“I am incredibly honored to be chosen to serve the people of South King County and East Pierce County,” Stokesbary said. “It would not have been possible without a supportive wife and family. I am also thankful for my hard-working volunteers and everyone else who supported my campaign, from small business owners to law enforcement officers to education advocates.
“In many ways, campaigning was the easy part. Now begins the difficult task of governing,” he said. “I look forward to working with legislators on both sides of the aisle to fully fund education, improve our region’s transportation system, and promote job and economic growth.”
Stokesbary is a graduate of Duke University and Notre Dame Law School. He lives in south Auburn with his wife, Ashley, and their 6-month old son, Jackson.
Stokesbary will represent the 31st Legislative District, which includes the communities of Auburn, Bonney Lake, Buckley, Carbonado, Edgewood, Enumclaw, Lake Tapps, South Prairie, Sumner and Wilkeson.