Final election results: Here’s how West Seattleites did

King County has certified the results of the August 18th primary. You can find all results here; we’re breaking out how West Seattle-residing candidates did in the final certified countywide vote totals – top three in each race (top 2 move on to November 3rd election), West Seattleite with asterisk before name:

Susan Hutchison 110052 33.05%
*Dow Constantine 89833 26.98%
Fred Jarrett 40527 12.17%

Mike McGinn 39097 27.71%
Joe Mallahan 37933 26.88%
*Greg Nickels 35781 25.36%

Sally Bagshaw 63348 51.01%
David Bloom 22690 18.27%
*Dorsol Plants 17822 14.35%

Tom Albro 121518 41.86%
*Max Vekich 81362 28.02%
Robert Walker 61848 21.30%

Besides Constantine and Vekich, two other West Seattleites will be on the November ballot – their races only had two candidates, so it was an automatic pass to the general – Tom Carr, incumbent Seattle City Attorney challenged by Pete Holmes, and David Ginsberg, challenging incumbent City Council President Richard Conlin in the Position 6 race. Finally, a few turnout notes from the August primary: 31.5% participation countywide (percentage of ballots returned); 38.5% participation in Seattle; among the County Council districts, ours – District 8 – had the second-highest turnout, 37.2%, eclipsed only by District 4 (downtown/north end) with 38.2% (the lowest was District 3 [easternmost King County] with 24.6%).

11 Replies to "Final election results: Here's how West Seattleites did"

  • Robert September 2, 2009 (3:23 pm)

    Constantine and Nickels didn’t get the plurality of West Seattle votes? That seems odd.

  • WSB September 2, 2009 (3:26 pm)

    Those are the countywide percentages – not West Seattle votes – I just flagged how West Seattle resident candidates did in the overall final vote count. Have added a few words in hopes of making that clearer. The only geographic breakouts on the county website’s main section is overall turnout.

  • junction girl September 2, 2009 (4:17 pm)

    Linking this post to another post… One way Dow and our mayoral nominees can differentiate themselves – deal with the existing/pending commercial vacancy crisis across the county. Alaska/Fauntleroy corridor is a perfect example.

  • Robert September 2, 2009 (4:18 pm)


    Thanks for the clarification. It’s frustrating that “crosstabs” of votes by geograhic area aren’t available.

  • WS Dog Lover September 2, 2009 (4:51 pm)

    Thank you for the info! Very close race for mayor! No clear front runner in that one. I hope Dow Constantine picks up a lot of steam and wins KCE!!! Yay!

  • WS Dog Lover September 2, 2009 (4:55 pm)

    Nickels bowed out swiftly & gracefully. He was a true gentleman about it. I wish him & his family all the best! I hope he gets a nice vacation when his work is done.

  • WSB September 2, 2009 (6:11 pm)

    Robert – crosstabs would indeed be ideal, but barring that, I am going to be checking with the elex folks tomorrow re: breakouts by census district or whatever else they’re doing – I am sure they’re available somehow somewhere, if not publicly on the website in a place I’m not looking, at least by media request – will post ’em if/when I get ’em – tr

  • Alcina September 2, 2009 (6:41 pm)

    Robert and WSB, results for each precinct will be available from King County Elections on 9/8. It also says they will have a summary by district available on that day. I realize that it says on the above link that it will be on CD, but in the past, they also put the official canvass results on their website where anyone could download it.

  • WSB September 2, 2009 (7:14 pm)

    thanks! if it’s a CD, we’ll arrange to get it …

  • rykrite September 3, 2009 (7:34 am)

    It is always surprising to me how few people vote. Look at the tallies for mayor – what a small percentage of Seattleites choose their mayor!

  • wseye September 3, 2009 (8:09 am)

    Getting precinct results would be very interesting. Looking forward to seeing them.

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