• Primary Election 2019: Results in for key races

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    Initial results from the Aug. 6 primary are in.

    To see results from elections across Western Washington – including key races in Snohomish, Pierce and Thurston counties – follow this link.

    In Seattle's District 1, Phillip Tavel and incumbent Lisa Herbold are leading.

    In Seattle's District 2, Mark Solomon and Tammy Morales are leading.

    In Seattle's District 3, Egan Orion and incumbent Kshama Sawant are leading.

    In Seattle's District 4, Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott are leading.

    In Seattle's District 5, incumbent Deborah Juarez and Ann Davison Sattler are leading.

    In Seattle's District 6, former councilwoman Heidi Wills and Dan Strauss are leading.

    In Seattle's District 7, Jim Pugel and Andrew Lewis are leading.

    The Seattle library levy is passing, and the King County parks levy is passing.

     

    ORIGINAL TEXT: Primary election results are expected by 8:15 p.m. Tuesday night, and KIRO 7 will send a push alert on the KIRO 7 News App as soon as results are posted.

     

    To see results from elections across Western Washington – including key races in Snohomish, Pierce and Thurston counties – follow this link.

    Below is a rundown of Seattle City Council races, the Seattle library levy and the King County Parks Levy. 

    Seattle's District 1

    District 1 includes West Seattle, South Park and areas along Seattle's southwest border. Defense attorney Phillip Tavel had received earlier support, including a Seattle Times endorsement, in his run to beat incumbent Lisa Herbold, who was endorsed by the Stranger. 

    Also challenging Herbold is former Seattle police lieutenant Brendan Kolding.

    Seattle's District 2

    District 2 includes the Rainier Valley, Georgetown, Beacon Hill, Sodo and Columbia City. Mark Solomon, who received the Times endorsement, is a Beacon Hill native running "to ensure the voices of this district are heard." He's running against Ari Hoffman, who started his campaign after frustrations with the city's response to vandalism and criminal activity at Jewish cemeteries. Safety, job creation and support of police are three of Hoffman's key positions. 

    Tammy Morales, a community organizer for the Rainier Beach Action Coalition, was endorsed by the Stranger, King County Councilman Larry Gossett, U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal and City Councilwoman Teresa Mosqueda.

    Also running in District 2 are Henry Dennison, a member of the Socialist Worker Party since 1978; 
    Christopher Peguero, a Seattle City Light employee; Phyllis Porter, who was endorsed by King County Young Democrats; and Omari Tahir-Garrett, who has made multiple runs for city offices.

    Seattle's District 3

    District 3 covers Capitol Hill, Madison Park and the Central District – the district where socialist incumbent Kshama Sawant has been elected twice. She is one of six candidates. Running against her is Egan Orion, a Capital Hill community leader who produced PrideFest. Also running against Sawant is Pat Murakami, who is President of the South Seattle Crime Prevention Council and the Mount Baker Community Club. 

    Orion was endorsed by the Times; Sawant was endorsed by the Stranger.

    Also running in District 3 are Ami Nguyen, Logan Bowers, and Zachary DeWolf.

    Seattle's District 4 

    District 4 includes the University District, Wallingford, Ravenna and areas from View Ridge to the 520 bridge. There are 10 candidates, including Alex Petersen, who was a former aide to City Councilman Tim Burgess. Petersen also received endorsements from the Times, former Governor Dan Evans, former King County Executive Ron Sims and others. He's facing union organizer and scientist Emily Myers, who was endorsed by U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal, Public Lands Commissioner and possible gubernatorial candidate Hilary Franz, and City Councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez and Teresa Mosqueda, among others. 

    Candidate Shaun Scott is a democratic socialist and advocacy journalist who was endorsed by the Stranger, former mayoral candidate Cary Moon, the Transit Riders Union and others.

    Also running in District 6 are Sasha Anderson, Ethan Hunter, Frank Krueger, Beth Mountsier, Joshua Newman, Heidi Stuber, and Cathy Tuttle.

    Seattle's District 5

    City Councilwoman Deborah Juarez is running for reelection in District 5, which includes Lake City, Hitter Lake and Northgate. She's challenged by Ann Davison Sattler, also an attorney, who was part of the Seattle SuperSonics management team and received the Times endorsement. 

    Juarez was endorsed by the Stranger.

    Also running are John Lombard, Tayla Mahoney, Mark Mendez and Alex Tsimerman. 

    Seattle's District 6

    Former City Councilwoman Heidi Wills is running for the position in District 6, which covers the area now represented by Mike O'Brien, including Ballard, Fremont, Blue Ridge and part of Greenwood.

    Wills lost her last City Council run in 2003 after the Strippergate ethics scandal. She returns with endorsements from the Times, Sierra Club and the 46th District Democrats.

    Dan Strauss, a policy advisor for current District 7 Councilwoman Sally Bagshaw, and his endorsements include the Stranger, King County Democrats and Young Democrats, and the Alliance for Gun Responsibility. Candidate Jay Fathi's endorsements include former Seattle mayors Tim Burgess and Wes Uhlman, and the Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund. 

    Other candidates include Kara Ceriello, Jeremy Cook, Sergio Garcia, Melissa Hall, Jon Lisbin, Kate Martin, Joey Massa, John Peeples, Ed Pottharst and Terry Rice.

    Seattle's District 7

    District 7 includes Queen Anne, Magnolia, Interbay and downtown Seattle. One of the ten candidates is Jim Pugel, a Seattle native and career cop who served as interim Seattle police chief and also worked as chief deputy for the King County Sheriff's Office. His endorsements include the Times, King County Councilman Larry Gossett and King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg.

    The top funded candidate is Andrew Lewis, who works as an assistant city attorney under Pete Holmes. Lewis received endorsements from the Stranger, King County Democrats and Young Democrats, labor unions and others. He's also noted for the "For Edith" political ad. Lewis also was campaign manager for former Councilman Nick Licata's 2009 reelection campaign.

    Also running are Gene Burrus, James Donaldson, Michael George, Don Harper, Naveed Jamali, Isabelle J. Kerner, Daniela Lipscomb-Eng and Jason Williams.

    Seattle Prop. 1: The Seattle Library Levy

    Seattle's Proposition 1 would support the Seattle public libraries, including costs for materials, children's programming, building maintenance and retrofits. Property taxes would fund the levy, with a home valued at $600,000 paying an additional $73.20. 

    Both the Seattle Times and Stranger endorse the levy.

    King County Prop. 1: The Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Levy

    King County's Proposition 1 would replace the expiring parks levy and provide funding for parks, open spaces, trails, recreation, public pools, zoo operations and an aquarium capital project. Property taxes would fund the levy, with a home valued at $600,000 paying an additional $109.92.   

    Both the Seattle Times and Stranger endorse the levy.


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