Seattle, WA – Clyde Shavers has officially been declared the winner in a close race in Washington’s 10th Legislative District. With the certification of all results now complete, Shavers defeated Rep. Greg Gilday by a margin of 211 votes to flip the seat Democratic.

Washington State Democratic Party Chair Tina Podlodowski gave the following statement on Shavers’ victory:

“I want to congratulate Representative-elect Clyde Shavers on his win and know he will do an excellent job serving the 10th district in Olympia. Clyde has been a dedicated lifelong public servant who has worked to make peoples’ lives better in both his own community and across the world. Washington Democrats contacted 48,000 voters in the 10th Legislative District and were proud to play a critical role in winning this very close election. We are excited that Clyde will join a legislature with an expanded Democratic majority, and one that is the most diverse in our state’s history.”