ELECTION RESULTS: Here’s who’s winning, after the first count

The first count is in, and here’s a quick look at who’s ahead:

Jenny Durkan – 64,174 – 60.62%
Cary Moon – 41,683 – 39.38%

Teresa Mosqueda – 61,117 – 61.51%
Jon Grant – 38,241 – 38.49%

M. Lorena González* – 67,409 – 67.68%
Pat Murakami – 32,188 – 32.32%

(Added: At left, West Seattleite Mitzi Johanknecht, after first results showed her winning KC Sheriff race – separate story to come)

Mitzi Johanknecht – 139,644 – 51.84%
John Urquhart* – 129,725 – 48.16%

Dow Constantine* – 204,217 – 75.4%
Bill Hirt – 66,629 – 24.6%

John Creighton* – 129,039 – 51.48%
Ryan Calkins – 121,621 – 48.52%

Stephanie Bowman* – 169,277 – 66.79%
Ahmed Abdi – 84,159 – 33.21%

Peter Steinbrueck – 159,683 – 62.88%
Preeti Shridhar – 94,284 – 37.12%

Eden Mack – 81,337 – 85.97%
Herbert J. Camet, Jr. – 13,271 – 14.03%

Zachary Pullin DeWolf – 57,940 – 61.17%
Omar Vasquez – 36,775 – 38.83%

Betty Patu – 60,869 – 64.11%
Chelsea Byers – 34,074 – 35.89%

KING COUNTY PROPOSITION 1 (Levy Lid Lift for Veterans, Seniors and Vulnerable Populations)
Approved – 185,133 – 66.06%
Rejected – 95,106 – 33.94%

Pete Holmes* – 72,003 – 72.81%
Scott Lindsay – 26,895 – 27.19%

Again, full list of first-night resuls here.

20 Replies to "ELECTION RESULTS: Here's who's winning, after the first count"

  • TJ November 7, 2017 (8:56 pm)

    Reluctantly glad Durkan won. Choosing between Moon and her was like choosing between the Taliban or North Korea. Moon was incompetant, looked uncomfortable in front of a camera, and sounded like she didn’t believe what she said. 

  • onion November 7, 2017 (9:40 pm)

    Congrats to the winners,and relieved, assuming the initial results hold up.  Of course getting elected is the easy part. Governing will be much harder.

  • Mark November 7, 2017 (10:31 pm)


    Interesting analogy.  I was thinking of the choices as between a bad cold and the flu.  


    • Jon November 8, 2017 (5:49 pm)

      Agreed. What an awful election. The Identity Politics Game is becoming tiresome.

      Too bad Seattle won’t even tolerate anything less than far-left lunacy. Oh well.

  • LarryB November 7, 2017 (11:21 pm)

    Mayoral race.. At least Durkan can fight Sessions off at the gate. Much more excited about Mitzi and the School Board. And Manka Dhingra.

  • melissa November 8, 2017 (9:39 am)

    I’m so relieved this morning! Happy to see Durkan elected; but I also would have been happy to see Moon elected. And tickled about Johanknecht and Dhingra and Mosqueda. It’s a beautiful day.

  • OP November 8, 2017 (9:51 am)

    Oh, look! More liberal/progressives! Because that’s been working out so well. 

    • JanS November 8, 2017 (11:50 am)

      OP….did you vote?

    • Jon November 8, 2017 (6:01 pm)

      Here’s hoping we have better luck next time. My vote will be going to the next candidate publicly stating they’re going to end things like “Democracy Vouchers”.

      Or, hey — we could just march illegally in the streets every week and throw tantrums about it for a year?

  • West Seattle Hipster November 8, 2017 (10:17 am)

    I am relieved that Moon will not win (anytime I see “activist” in a candidate’s bio, I vote no) but I am not optimistic Durkan will be an improvement on what has passed for leadership in that position recently.  Seattle mayors have gotten “progressively” worse over the last two decades, I hope Durkan can reverse the trend.

  • Peter November 8, 2017 (10:21 am)

    I’m very relieved Seattle voters rejected Moon and Grant. We don’t need any more amateurs or economic illiterates in charge. Hopefully this signals the voters of the city turning away socialism, and then we can get rid of Sawant, Herbold, and O’Brien in 2019.

    • West Seattle since 1979 November 8, 2017 (1:50 pm)

      And Seattle will become more and more unaffordable for anyone not making $200,000 or more.  

      • OP November 8, 2017 (7:50 pm)

        I did, for lesser of evils. I vote in every single election. So if you’re going to go with “if you don’t vote, you can’t complain” screed, don’t.

      • OP November 8, 2017 (7:56 pm)

        And what makes you think that, WSS79? And what exactly is “affordable?” FWIW: No such “right” exists for “affordable” housing. 100% myth and empty promise propped up by the likes of Durkan, Moon and every other progressive in this town (who, by the way, are helping making this town more expensive to live in via their policies). No one has the “right” to live where they want; one lives where one can afford. If one can’t afford to live where one wants, move—aka: migrate—to another area. Painful and cold, but honest and an economic reality.

        • Christopher Rogers November 9, 2017 (8:14 am)

          ^^^^OP is right, and that’s the part of capitalism that sucks….thrive or die.

          Public policy creates lots of good things that are not considered “rights”..

          Things like roads, infrastructure, fire depts, police etc etc…..and hopefully, affordable housing.

          People like to yell sink or swim intil they’re the one sinking.

          • OP November 9, 2017 (8:31 am)

            I never argued public policy doesn’t create or have good things, so please don’t misrepresent what I said. Those are all things the overwhelming majority agrees upon. Affordable housing, again, is a myth, a pipedream that artificially deflates the market, which is not a benefit to the majority.  And no, capitalism doesn’t suck; it continues to be the best economic system in the history of mankind , creating more economic wealth and opportunity across an incredibly wide spectrum.

  • wscommuter November 8, 2017 (3:24 pm)

    Seattle is becoming expensive because of economic growth … which is something that can’t (and shouldn’t) be stopped.  More high paying jobs means more people with the means to bid up housing prices.  The far-left crowd lead by Sawant and Moon, et al, think there is some government-imposed solution like taxation or regulation that can prevent, much less reverse this trend.  Such thinking is remarkably misguided.  

    I wish I had a solution.  I worry about my kids being able to afford to live here.  I see the endemic problem of lower income folks being pushed out.  But – as a card-carrying D – I also know that the “solutions” being offered by Sawant and so on are silly and doomed to fail.  Basic education on economic realities reveals such to be true.  

    I don’t know if Durkan will do much.  But I’m grateful she won as the better alternative to Moon. 

    • Seattlite November 8, 2017 (10:10 pm)

      WSCommuter…Sawant is a socialist. 

  • Seattlite November 8, 2017 (10:03 pm)

    I’m so sad for Seattle.  Mostly it’s become a mirror image of San Francisco with the same result of killing off the hard-working middle class.  Seattle used to be the northwest’s emerald gem full of vitality and an extraordinarily livable city, not anymore.

  • West Seattle since 1979 November 9, 2017 (10:35 am)

    I just don’t see what’s so wonderful about an entire city  becoming unaffordable except for those who make 6 figures or more.  A neighborhood or district, sure.  But an entire city?  Come on.  I don’t know what the solution is either, but there must be something.  I realize that part of it was because there just wasn’t enough housing.  More is being built, but it is “luxury”.   Supposedly when enough housing gets built, the prices will come down on older housing.  But it seems like what’s happening is older apartments, etc. are being sold to developers of luxury housing.  So I’m assuming pretty soon everything will be “luxury”.  

    Why should all people making lower middle class or working class wages have to commute into the city? Also, if any of us need to use public transportation, it’s not as good the farther away from Seattle one moves.  And since so many people are moving to those places, their rents and housing costs are going up too.  

    Why is it a good thing or desirable if, as will happen if things go on as they are, people not making six figures will have to either move across the state or become homeless?  Who will do the lower-paying jobs if everyone moves away?  Is it a good thing to have a huge group of lower-paid workers who have jobs but no place to live?

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