Walsh, Nealey cruise to wins in District 16 races

Maureen Walsh held off challenger Brenda High, while Terry Nealey ran unopposed.

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WALLA WALLA -- The two state legislators who represent Walla Walla County both cruised to wins Tuesday night.

State Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-College Place, won the District 16, Position 1 race with about 79 percent of the ballots, 21,339 votes, against challenger Brenda High. High, who listed her preference as the Constituion Party, garnered 5,817 votes, or about 21 percent of the total.

Walsh was running for re-election to her fourth term in office.

Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, ran unopposed for the Position 2 seat in District 16. He received 22,858 votes to win his second term in office since being elected in 2008.

Legislative District 16 covers all of Walla Walla and Columbia counties along with portions of Benton and Franklin counties.

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