November 5, 2013 at 7:03 AM
UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: King County Executive Dow Constantine was elected to a second term tonight, leading Alan Lobdell 78 percent to 22 percent in tonight’s initial returns.
ORIGINAL POST: King County voters today will decide whether to re-elect County Executive Dow Constantine or replace him with tea party candidate Alan Lobdell.
Constantine’s first four years in office have not been controversial, as he has worked mostly internally to reform how the county is managed. Lobdell raised little money and had few specific criticisms of Constantine’s first term.
August 6, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Compiled from staff reports
State Sen. Ed Murray and incumbent Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn emerged from a crowded primary field Tuesday and appear headed for a General Election showdown come November.
Seattle’s mayoral frontrunners headlined a primary election ballot in King County with few surprises after initial ballot counts Tuesday.
Murray, who garnered more than 30 percent of Tuesday’s counts, is leading McGinn by nearly three percentage points with still about half of all votes to be tallied.
Murray, speaking to supporters at the Crocodile Cafe late Tuesday, said the real race had only just begun.
“One thing is clear from today’s results: The people of Seattle want new leadership,” he said. (more…)
August 6, 2013 at 8:37 PM
King County Executive Dow Constantine breezed through Tuesday’s primary election with 76 percent of the vote. Civil engineer Alan Lobdell was leading the challengers with 12 percent of the vote counted Tuesday, while Everett Stewart had 7 percent and Goodspaceguy 4 percent.
The top two vote-getters advance to the November general election.
There were few surprises in the Metropolitan King County Council races.
In the District 9 race, Eastside Councilmember Reagan Dunn and real-estate broker Shari Song are headed to the general election in November. Dunn held a strong lead with 56 percent of the vote while Song tallied 35 percent in results counted Tuesday. The third candidate in the race, Kristina Macomber, had 9 percent.
For District 1, the newest council member, Rod Dembowski, will go up against Naomi Wilson in the fall. Dembowski had 69 percent of the vote, while Wilson had 24 percent and John Fray 6 percent.
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