UPDATE: Election 2019- Herbold now the clear winner in District 1 City Council vote
Update 3:50pm Nov. 8
With more than 50% of the vote counted Lisa Herbold was well over the top for victory with 18,460 votes over Phil Tavel who garnered 14,764 in the District 1 Seattle City Council race.
Dan Strauss in Ballard's District 6 with nearly 54% counted had earned 21,889 votes to opponent's Heidi Wills total of 17,275.
In Des Moines the City Council Position 2 race JC Harris lead over Luisa Bangs shrank to just 69 votes with 37% of the vote totalled so the lead could easily change.
Also in Des Moines Position No. 6 finds Anthony Martinelli grew his slim margin to a 112 vote lead over Rob Back.
Update 5:40pm Nov. 7
Incumbent Lisa Herbold has extended her lead over challenger Phil Tavel in the District 1 Seattle City Council race. Herbold in the latest count has 13,330 votes for 53.53% of the vote to Tavel's 11,482 votes or 46.11 %.
In Ballard's District 6 Dan Strauss went out to a bigger lead with 15,814 vote or 53.80 % to opponent Heidi Wills 13,440 or 45.72%.
In the Des Moines City Council Position 2 race JC Harris is holding on to a 100 vote lead over Luisa Bangs. Harris has 2564 votes to Bangs 2464 but only 30.92% of the votes have been counted so the race could tighten or even change leads. Also in Des Moines Position No. 6 finds Anthony Martinelli clinging to a 56 vote lead over Rob Back.
Update 4:15pm Nov. 6
The latest vote tally update shows the early trends are continuing with Herbold vs. Tavel maintaining the lead for Herbold in the Seattle City Council District 1 race by 710 votes with 29.95% of the vote now in.
Dan Strauss ls still leading Heidi Wills in Ballard with his 11,753 votes to her 10,490 with 30.98% of the vote counted.
See the links below to see the latest voting results for the issues and candidates you want to know more about.
Original Post 11/5/19
The first returns for the off year election are in and there are few surprises.
With 23.54% of the vote counted in early returns incumbent Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Councilmember for District 1 leads challenger Phil Tavel at 9,144 votes which is 51.29 % of the vote. Tavel is not far behind with 8,614 and 48.32 %. The race which began politely enough took a nasty turn as political action committees amped up the drama with attacks on each of the candidates and charges and counter charges were hurled via a variety of media as election day drew nearer.
Across the state Initiative 976 which will reduce car licensing tab fees to $30 and which was the latest Tim Eyman effort is passing
Yes 566,593 votes or 55.76% of the vote, No 449,588 or 44.24%.
In other races like District 6 in Ballard Dan Strauss faced off against Heidi Wills, with Strauss in the lead drawing 9,448 votes to lead Wills with 8,520.
In the District 8 King County Council race incumbent Joe McDermott is handily beating challenger Michael Robert Neher by a 5 to 1 margin. .
Burien City Council Position 2
Cydney Moore 2,773 - 50.12 %
Joel Manning 2,735 - 49.43 %
Burien City Council Position 4
Kevin Schilling 3,371 - 59.98 %
Lucy Krakowiak 2,224 - 39.57 %
Burien City Council Position 6
Sofia Aragon 2,962 - 52.54 %
Debi Wagner 2,649 - 46.98 %
City of Des Moines City Council Position 2
Luisa Bangs 1,893 - 49.23 %
JC Harris 1,942 - 50.51 %
City of Des Moines City Council Position 4
Jeremy Nutting 2,190 - 57.18 %
Susan White 1,635 - 42.69 %
City of Des Moines City Council Position 6
Rob Back 1,924 - 50.66 %
Anthony Martinelli 1,862 - 49.03 %
City of SeaTac City Council Position 1
Senayet Negusse 1,336 - 49.39 %
Tony Anderson 1,355 - 50.09 %
City of SeaTac City Council Position 3
Peter Kwon 1,547 - 57.34 %
Damiana Merryweather 1,143 - 42.36 %
City of SeaTac City Council Position 5
Stan Tombs 1,377 - 50.85 %
Takele Gobena 1,319 - 48.71 %
City of SeaTac City Council Position 7
Mohamed Ali Egal 1,113 - 40.89 %
Erin Sitterley 1,600 - 58.78 %
The next results appear on the King County Elections site around 4:30pm on Wednesday, Nov. 6.