New election results: Read about who's leading the most-watched races here

by: KIRO 7 News Staff Updated:

Another round of election results dropped for King County and Seattle races on Thursday afternoon. 

Below are results for the most-watched races in Seattle and King County, as of Thursday afternoon with more than 60 percent of the votes in. Find results for all races hereThe next round of results will drop about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. 

Seattle Mayor’s race

Jenny Durkan is projected to win the race for Seattle mayor with 59 percent of the votes as of Thursday.  

KIRO 7 News called the race on Tuesday, and Moon conceded to Durkan on Wednesday.

Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon emerged as the top two contenders in August.

Durkan earned her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law and served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington under President Barack Obama from October 2009 through September 2014. Moon is an urban planner and engineer best known for her activism against the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel.

From homelessness to transportation, read where Durkan key issues in Seattle by clicking here.

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King County Executive’s race

Incumbent King County Executive Dow Constantine won his re-election bid. He had 76 percent of the vote after Wednesday's update.

He faced challenger Bill Hirt.

Incumbent King County Executive Dow Constantine will serve his third term if defeating challenger Bill Hirt.

While in office, Constantine has focused on homelessness services and funding, including a sales tax increase.

Constantine was chair of the Sound Transit 3 board when the $54 billion measure was put on the 2016 ballot. After the measure passed last year, leaders and voters felt deceived by the costs

Hirt, a former Boeing employee, is against the Sound Transit 3 expansion. Hirt unsuccessfully ran for Bellevue City Council and the state Legislature.

King County sheriff’s race

Challenger Mitzi Johanknecht has defeated incumbent John Urquhart in the race for King County Sheriff. 

Johanknecht has 54 percent of the vote, as of Wednesday. Johanknecht is the second person in King County history to unseat an incumbent Sheriff – going back to 1852. The first was Uruqhart beating incumbent Steve Strachan in 2012. 

King County Sheriff John Urquhart, who’s been in office since 2012, faces contender Mitzi Johanknecht.

With 41 years of police experience, Urquhart believes his policies over the last few years has changed the sheriff’s office – from de-escalation training to accountability standards. Recently, Urquhart responded to a sex assault claim and sued the accuser.

Johanknecht has a 32-year career in law enforcement. She’s focused her platform on public safety and building community trust. Read more about the race here

Seattle City Council position 8

Position 8 is a citywide position that was held by Tim Burgess for nearly 10 years. Burgess left his seat to become interim mayor when Murray resigned.

Teresa Mosqueda, political director of Washington State Labor Council, defeated contender Jon Grant, former executive director of the Tenants Union of Washington State. 

Mosqueda won with 61 percent of the votes, and Grant conceded on Thursday. 

Jon Grant, former Executive Director of the Tenants Union of Washington State Grant, and Teresa Mosqueda, political director of Washington State Labor Council are vying for Seattle City Council position 8.

Grant and Mosqueda both campaigned for solutions to homelessness.

Mosqueda wants to turn developable land into affordable homes, with affordable retail and community facilities. She was the chairwoman for Raise Up Washington, which ran last year’s successful minimum-wage initiative.

Grant wants to raise taxes on big business before asking homeowners to pay for more funding. He has over 10 years of experience as an advocate for housing affordability and homelessness.

Seattle City Council position 9

Incumbent M. Lorena Gonzalez is leading with 69 percent of the vote over her contender Pat Murakami for position 9, also a citywide seat. 

Incumbent M. Lorena Gonzalez faces Pat Murakami in position 9, also a citywide city.

Viewed as someone with critical and independent thinking, Gonzalez first won her position in 2015. When Murray resigned, there was speculation she’d serve as interim mayor. She remained in her council seat to continue leading on issues including immigration rights and public safety.

Murakami believes current city policies are making Seattle less affordable and that gun violence plagues communities. For 30 years, she’s worked with businesses across various industries while as a small IT business owner.

45th State Senate seat

Manka Dhingra (D) has won Washington state's Senate seat for the 45th district, meaning democrats will gain control of the state senate, according to projections from The Associated Press. 

Manka Dhingra (D)and Jinyoung Lee Englund (R)are running for state senate’s 45th district, which includes Kirkland, Sammamish, Duvall, Redmond, and Woodinville.

Jinyoung Lee Englund (R) ran against Dhingra for the eastside district, which includes Kirkland, Sammamish, Duvall, Redmond, and Woodinville.

Englund, a staffer for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, has largely campaigned on preserving a “balance of government” that will better serve Washington. She made headlines when her supporters of Englund created an ad poking fun at Seattle. Read and watch it here.

The winner will fill the seat of late Sen. Andy Hill. Read more about this race here.

Proposition 1: Veterans and Human Services Levy 

Proposition 1 is about funding for veterans and homelessness. As of Thursday's results, it was passing with 67 percent. 

The levy replaces a similar levy that was passed in 2005. The update includes funding for seniors. 

It would authorize an additional property tax for six years beginning with a 2017 rate of $0.10 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The first year levy amount would be the base for computing annual increases up to 3.5 percent for collection in 2019 through 2023. 

Seattle City Attorney

The City of Seattle gets sued a lot.

Whether it’s the ACLU filing a lawsuit over homeless sweeps, or Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant getting accused of defamation, these cases are ultimately the responsibility of the city’s highest legal officer, the Seattle city attorney.

Incumbent Pete Holmes faces challenger Scott Lindsay, a former public safety and police reform adviser to Murray.

Incumbent Pete Holmes faced challenger Scott Lindsay, a former public safety and police reform adviser to Murray. Holmes won over Lindsay, capturing 73 percent of the vote after Thursday's update.  

Lindsay campaigned that he could do much better than Holmes in addressing the city’s top issues. But Holmes says he’s led successful efforts to protect the public.

Holmes says that under his leadership, his prosecutors focus on domestic violence and crimes that undermine security.

Port of Seattle Commission 

Five commissioners are elected at large by King County voters. This year three positions are up for voting. The commissioners soon have to choose an executive director for the port. 

Commissioner Position 1

LEADING: Tight race: Calkins leads with 50.01 percent; Creighton has 49.99 percent 

• John Creighton: He's a business attorney who is currently serving as a commissioner in position 1. Creighton's campaigned on growing economic impact while reducing air and water pollution. 

• Ryan Calkins: He's a small business owner with degrees from Yale and Willamette universities. Calkins has campaigned on transparency and ethics, environmental sustainability, and equitable economic growth. 

From left to right: Ryan Calkins, John Creighton for position 1; Ahmed Abdi, Stephanie Bowman for position 3; Preeti Shridhar, Peter Steinbrueck for position 4.

Commissioner Position 3

LEADING: Bowman with 65 percent of votes 

• Stephanie Bowman: She's an executive director for Washington ABC who is currently serving as a commissioner in Position 3. In her campaign, she says she's championed living wages, job-training and apprenticeship programs. 

• Ahmed Abdi: He's an outreach manager at Fair Work Center. He's a Somali civil war refugee who wants to fight for a fair wage. 

Port of Seattle, Commissioner Position 4

Incumbent commissioner Tom Albro is not seeking re-election. He told The Seattle Times that he wants to serve the community in new ways. Here's who is running for the seat. 

LEADING: Steinbrueck with 60 percent 

• Preeti Shridhar: She's a City of Renton Deputy Public Affairs Administrator. Shridhar wants to create living-wage jobs and promote economic inclusion. 

• Peter Steinbrueck: He's an local architect who served three terms on the Seattle City Council. Steinbrueck listed the following goals in his campaign: good jobs, good governance, and greening the port.


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