ELECTION 2022: Here’s the last word on how the primary went

checkbox.jpgTwo weeks after the primary election, King County certified the final results this afternoon. No changes in the way these six races turned out, but for the record, here are the final percentages (rounded) for the top two in each race – click the race titles to see the full results:

Emily Alvarado (D) – 54%
Leah Griffin (D) – 31%

Joe Fitzgibbon* (D) – 84%
Andrew Pilloud (R) – 16%

Joe Nguyen* (D) – 83%
John Potter (R) – 10%

Pramila Jayapal* (D) – 85%
Cliff Moon (R) – 8%

U.S. SENATOR (statewide)
Patty Murray* (D) – 52%
Tiffany Smiley (R) – 34%

WASHINGTON SECRETARY OF STATE (statewide; no incumbent)
Steve Hobbs (D) – 40%
Julie Anderson (NP) – 13%

Turnout in our area’s legislative district – the closest gauge of West Seattle turnout (the district also includes some surrounding areas such as Vashon/Maury Islands and White Center – was 41 percent. Countywide, it was 39 percent. (Here’s the KC Elections overview.) The races above are just part of what you’ll find on the November 8th ballot – here’s an unofficial preview of ballot measures (both the city and county have proposals on election changes); candidate lineups are yet to come.

17 Replies to "ELECTION 2022: Here's the last word on how the primary went"

  • Reed August 16, 2022 (5:38 pm)

    (R) = Rejected, hard. Are we going to starting hearing whining about fraud?

    • watertowerjim August 17, 2022 (8:53 am)

      Doubt it.  My question is why are earth do we keep voting the same way – the results we’ve seen are terrible?

      • reed August 17, 2022 (10:53 am)

        The status quo, which no doubt needs improvement, is still significantly better than having Trump sycophats at the helm (Cliff Moon and Tiffany Smiley).

  • Lucy August 16, 2022 (5:46 pm)

    Keep voting the same folks in, you’ll never see anything change.  Do you really think we are heading in the right direction?   

    • WS Res August 16, 2022 (6:45 pm)

      Yes, it’s a pity we didn’t vote in some of those election-denying fascists who want to institute Christian Fundamentalist rule.

    • Sad for you August 16, 2022 (6:45 pm)

      Sorry you lost, Lucy!

    • Wes C. Addle August 16, 2022 (6:58 pm)

      Yes. If we vote R it just goes downhill faster. 

      • WW Resident August 16, 2022 (9:36 pm)

        So you agree with the leadership we’ve had and what is still being voted in is causing us to go downhill then? 

        • helpermonkey August 17, 2022 (8:12 am)

          ooh, I love a good ‘whataboutitsm’. Every time I see it, it reminds me that people who vote republican lack critical thinking skills. 

    • Peter August 17, 2022 (1:30 pm)

      Yes, Lucy, we are going in the right direction. We elect people who genuinely care about other people and the general betterment of society for the benefit of all. The alternative is a party that is dedicated to abolishing democracy in the United States and making all of us barely more than slaves to rich, white, Christians. The fact that we have resoundingly rejected Republicans and their ideology of nothing but lies is absolute proof that we are headed in the right direction. 

  • Wren August 16, 2022 (6:41 pm)

    Well, Lucy, only 39% of people in the county voted. Seems like the voices who are doing voting have spoken. That’s how our system works!  If people want change, they have to vote for it!! So I guess that answers your question…

  • ITotallyAgreeWithYou August 16, 2022 (6:51 pm)

    “We do not make changes for the sake of making them, but we never fail to make a change when once it is demonstrated that the new way is better than the old way.” Henry Ford 

  • Helpermonkey August 16, 2022 (7:41 pm)

    I really thought this time Goodspaceguy would finally win. 

    • Justme August 16, 2022 (9:03 pm)

      Hopefully in my lifetime😊

  • Seaside August 17, 2022 (9:13 am)

    A telling outcome that speaks volumes about why Seattle and WA State are experiencing increased crime and other negativities that impact Seattleites’ and Washingtonians’ quality of life .

  • Mj August 17, 2022 (10:26 am)

    Frustrating that the middle has gone the way of the Dodo Bird.  Back in the day we had Dan Evans type R’s and Dixie Lee Ray D’s!  

  • rob August 19, 2022 (6:54 pm)

     its funny how people complian about how things are going but we have democrat running against a democrat to make things better.   how does a good democrat complain about what another fellow democrat is doing .

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