Late surge fuels comebacks as pair of incumbents pull ahead in latest Seattle council results

Seattle City Hall ahead of upcoming city council elections

SEATTLE — Results for Seattle’s City Council election are rolling in as city hall gears up for a major overhaul on the dais.

Full election results

For this cycle, seven of nine seats are up for reelection, with just three of those races featuring an incumbent. This is after Councilmembers Lisa Herbold, Kshama Sawant, Alex Pedersen, and Debora Juarez all decided to step down after their terms end in 2023.

In the initial drop of results, it was a clean sweep for more moderate-leaning candidates, with all three incumbents also trailing behind their challengers. By Thursday, District 2′s Tammy Morales and District 6′s Dan Strauss had both gained ground, although fellow incumbent Andrew Lewis trailed by a wide margin in District 7.

It was a different story on Friday, with both Morales and Strauss taking the lead in their respective races, and Lewis having pulled within just over 500 votes of challenger Bob Kettle.

Lewis conceded to Kettle prior to the latest batch of votes on Friday.

You can follow along for results from each council district below.