Primary Election 2010: Final results are in

September 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm | In 34th District State House 2, King Co. Council District 8, West Seattle news, West Seattle politics | 12 Comments

We brought you the first round of King County’s primary election results back on August 17, and today comes official word that the county’s results have been finalized. (We confirmed this with County communications specialist Katie Gilliam.)

The top two finishers in each race advance to the November 2 general election, which means Joe Fitzgibbon and Mike Heavey for 34th District House Rep #2, and  Joe McDermott and Diana Toledo for King County Council District 8.  

For the local race results, the only official change from primary night’s results is that Joe Fitzgibbon has inched ahead of Mike Heavey, by an oh-so-slim margin (we reported on August 20 that this shift was starting to happen).

Local results: 

34TH DISTRICT STATE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE, POSITION 2
(Rep. Sharon Nelson isn’t running for re-election – she’s unopposed for State Senate in LD #34)
Fitzgibbon first 34%, Heavey second 32%,  McElroy third 18%, Stone fourth 14%

(Note: Early returns on primary night had showed Heavey at 34% and Fitzgibbon at 33%)

KING COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8 (nonpartisan)
(Councilmember Jan Drago isn’t running for the seat to which she was appointed early this year)
McDermott first 60%, Toledo second 19%, McEvoy third 13%, Fahey fourth 7%

In another LD #34 race of note, Eileen Cody captured 81% of the vote against 18% for Ray Carter.

Full results are here.

12 Comments

  1. – Democrats are under increasing pressure from unhappy voters as the midterm elections draw nearer, a pair of recent polls indicates, with one measure showing the biggest lead for Republicans since at least the 1940s.

    A Gallup poll released Monday showed Republicans leading by 51%-41% among registered voters — the party’s largest lead this year and the largest for the GOP in Gallup’s 68-year history of tracking the generic ballot.–
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    Unfreakinbelievable!!! Only after 18 months of Hope and Change…

    Comment by Baba — 3:37 pm September 1, 2010 #

  2. Go Joe, go!

    Comment by manolita — 4:16 pm September 1, 2010 #

  3. Baba,

    Are these the same polls that said 30& approved of the job W Bush was doing at the end of our 8 years of hell? Let me give you a tip, don’t put faith in those polls! Then again, if that’s what you hang on to, I don’t want to take away your Hope! Hope and Change, I love it!

    Comment by Carson — 4:32 pm September 1, 2010 #

  4. Carson,
    I don’t get your point. Please disregard the initial 30 percent ( historically there were/are that many +/- idiots in any country).My point is about the extra 21 percent. Who are these people?
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    -Republicans are now also twice as likely as Democrats to be “very” enthusiastic about voting in the 2010 congressional elections, the Gallup poll found.-

    Comment by Baba — 5:05 pm September 1, 2010 #

  5. …don’t put faith in those polls!…
    Then I can say the same to you about The Kenyans approval #s, health care reform, wars etc… you name it…

    Comment by Baba — 5:12 pm September 1, 2010 #

  6. Please end the personal back-and-forth. If you want to specifically discuss the final local election results, great. If you want to discuss each other, no. Thanks – TR

    Comment by WSB — 6:47 pm September 1, 2010 #

  7. Point made, I am done, sorry Tracy…

    Comment by Carson — 8:28 pm September 1, 2010 #

  8. well, baba, after their heavy losses in ’06 and ’08, i would expect a modest rebound from the GOP. my prediction is that it will be a pyhrric victory.
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    obviously, though, west seattle doesn’t trend with the rest of the country: fitzgibbon, heavey, mcdermott, and cody are all democrats, and it seems certain that our district will continue with its socialist, big government ways.
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    sorry ’bout that.

    Comment by mar3c — 6:42 am September 2, 2010 #

  9. not intending to continue any back-and-forth, but i found baba’s use of the word “idiots” interesting.
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    idiot is from the greek for “private citizen,” and, in athenian democracy, “idiocy” was considered the opposite of “citizenship.” it referred specifically to those who didn’t vote and who were more concerned with private affairs than public affairs.
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    (sourced partly from oxford english dictionary.)

    Comment by mar3c — 7:17 am September 2, 2010 #

  10. Baba, you realize that no matter which party has control of Congress, your life will not change, right?

    Comment by CandrewB — 7:22 am September 2, 2010 #

  11. CandrewB, can you elaborate your comment? Are you implying that we should just not vote at all?
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    I do realize that, but what choice do we have? It’s either ‘D’ or ‘R’. I wish for a strong third party to emerge, but I believe the first two will never let it happen. The point I was trying to make above is how quickly people forgot “…our 8 years of hell”, and are willing to give GOP another chance. I have two theories:
    1. Sheeple are extremely stupid
    2. ‘D’s are doing something wrong
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    to mar3c: your thinly veiled sarcasm is getting annoying. Not all Republicans have an IQ of W Bush. It’s like saying that all Democrats are “flamboyant”.

    Comment by Baba — 10:47 am September 2, 2010 #

  12. It’s like saying that all Democrats are “flamboyant”.
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    or that all democrats hate guns?
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    from what i’ve seen, taxes are the lowest they’ve been in probably a century, and yet nothing is trickling down. so why keep voting for tax cuts for the rich? they’re sure as hell not creating any jobs. (well, maybe in china.)
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    d’s are doing something wrong? why? because they are trying to take power from corporate america and the top 2%, and republicans are fighting that agenda?
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    what i want to know is why teabaggers aren’t picketing their insurance companies, banks, and comcast, but choose instead to demonize the one tool that we, the people, have against tyranny by monied interests.

    Comment by mar3c — 6:17 am September 3, 2010 #

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