8:06 PM: Three candidates running for the West Seattle/South Park seat on the Seattle City Council – District 1 – and two will advance to the general election in November. The first ballot count has just gone public, and incumbent Lisa Herbold leads with 48 percent, Phil Tavel next with 34 percent, Brendan Kolding with 18 percent.
8:24 PM: Here’s the results table:
Herbold – 7,048 – 47.95%
Tavel – 4,972 – 33.83%
Kolding – 2,610 – 17.76%
We just talked with Herbold at her party (Zeeks Pizza) and are headed for the Tavel party (Talarico’s). Photos and video later.
9:40 PM: We asked each candidate for their reaction to tonight’s vote. Both said they are “excited” about the campaign ahead:
Here’s a little historical context we noted earlier via Twitter:
HISTORY: In 2015, Herbold won her first term after what started with a nine-candidate primary. Results for D-1 in August 2015 were Herbold 30 percent, Shannon Braddock 28%, Phil Tavel 18%. Herbold won the 2015 general over Braddock by 39 votes.
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) August 7, 2019
Next round of results will be out tomorrow afternoon.