Election 2019: Herbold and Tavel are through to the primary; Dan Strauss leads in District 6, Library levy passing easily
The August. 6 early election results don't carry many surprises with incumbents carrying most of the votes and a levy for the Seattle Public Library passing handily. The count represent 22%
In District 1 incumbent City Councilmember Lisa Herbold led the vote with 47.95%, followed by Phil Tavel with 33.83% and Brendan Kolding with 17.76 % in the early count
In District 6 encompassing Ballard and surrounding area, Dan Strauss led the vote with 31% and Heidi Wills trailing with 23%. Sergio Garcia and Jay Fathi had 15% and 14% in that order.
Burien's City Council races shaped up as expected. For Position 4 Kevin Schilling had 42.43% followed by Lucy Krakowiak with 36.3%. Charles Schaefer was in third with 13.02% and last was Omaha Sternberg with 7.52%.
For Position 6 Sofia Aragon was in the lead with 53.13% followed by Debi Wagner with 40.39%. Robert L. Richmond, III had 5.98%.
The City of SeaTac has a closer race for Council Position number 1. Tony Anderson had 39.94% followed by Senayet Negusse with 36.93%. Rita Palomino Marlow trailed with 22.86%.
Des Moines City Council Position 2 was being won easily by Luisa Bangs with 51.87%. Her nearest challenger JC Harris had 32.22%. In third was Brianne Mattson with 15.82%.
73% approval was found for a new seven-year, $219 million library levy . The funds collected would be used to maintain existing services already being provided but adjusted for inflation.
Additional monies would allow the Delridge, Green Lake, New Holly and Wallingford branches to open on Fridays and extend hours at the High Point, International District/Chinatown and South Park branches and keep all 27 neighborhood branches open longer.
Overdue fees would also become a thing of the past.
Once passed the levy would collect approximately 12 cents per $1,000 of assessed value in 2020, or about $85 for a $700,000 home.