ELECTION 2023: Fourth round of primary results

The ballot-counting has almost caught up with the ballot-receiving at King County Elections, so today’s update of results from Tuesday’s election doesn’t include that many more votes. First, here’s where the top three stand in Seattle City Council District 1:

Maren Costa 8,714 33.15 %
Rob Saka 6,343 24.13 %
Phil Tavel 5,276 20.07 %

That’s with 36 percent of ballots counted, only one-half percent less than the percentage received. Next, here’s how King County Council District 8‘s top two have shaken out, with 33 percent of ballots received and counted:

Teresa Mosqueda 28,646 57.56 %
Sofia Aragon 18,691 37.56 %

(Since Mosqueda is an at-large Seattle City Councilmember, if she goes on to victory in November, that means the City Council will have a majority of new members – five of nine – as four district-seat incumbents already aren’t running for re-election; the council would appoint an interim person for her seat.) Here’s the top two in Seattle School Board District 6, with 36 percent of ballots received and counted:

Gina Topp 19,672 79.70 %
Maryanne Wood 3,515 14.24 %

The top two in the Seattle Port Commission Position 5 race, s countywide vote, with just under 30 percent of ballots counted:

Fred Felleman* 212,442 56.50 %
Jesse Tam 96,449 25.65 %

And the Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services countywide levy, also with just under 30 percent of ballots counted, is passing with 71.5 percent approval.

13 Replies to "ELECTION 2023: Fourth round of primary results"

  • Bob August 4, 2023 (4:27 pm)

    To clarify for other readers, where the blog says “36 percent of ballots” in the District 1 Seattle city council race for example, that is 36% of registered voters sent in ballots that have been counted, not that only 36% of ballots have been counted.  As they mention later in the sentence, more than 99% of the ballots that have been received have been counted.  And I believe that any unreceived ballots are ones that have not yet been received in the mail, which is probably a pretty small number.  Given the margins in the races so far, I am assuming that means that the top two positions are pretty much locked in now for the races.

    • James August 5, 2023 (7:42 am)

      That means no Tavel which is a huge win! I couldn’t stand his awful anti-houseless policy ideas.

      • PDiddy August 6, 2023 (9:30 am)

        You mean his anti crime and shooting drugs in public stance? 

        • CAM August 6, 2023 (1:29 pm)

          Until we start putting just as much emphasis on the much larger in numbers problem of people doing drugs behind closed doors, all you’re talking about is punishing people more harshly because they don’t have the benefit of doors behind which to hide. That is what public drug use is in reality. 

          • West Seattle 30 years August 7, 2023 (9:21 am)

            While we all appreciate the message, here’s an honest question: would you be comfortable having folks do drugs in your front yard? Or how about park an RV out front of your house and leave it there a while while they live there? What about allowing them access inside your home whenever they need a place to crash? If the answer is no, then maybe rethink your stance and how you vote. If the answer is yes, perhaps post your home address so people can take advantage of your kindness.

          • WS just as long August 7, 2023 (4:52 pm)

            @WestSeattle30Years:That is such a silly reductive position. People can be deeply concerned about unhoused people without allowing everyone access to their home. The point is that there need to be structural changes in our housing policies: even if I or CAM were to invite an unhoused person to our house, that does nothing for the thousands of others in similar situations.You want safer streets? Help develop longer term housing solutions so people have spaces of their own. Sweeping them out of sight simply makes it someone else’s problem. Throwing them in jail, which is some people’s preferred solution (I don’t know if it is yours) is FAR more expensive. A recent study out of CA showed that for a significant percentage of the unhoused,  a mere $500  more would have kept them in their previous housing. Maybe you should consider that when you vote.        

  • KM August 5, 2023 (12:51 am)

    Yay Maren!

  • Dave Temper August 5, 2023 (8:12 am)

    We need to focus the next round on crime, open drug use, vandalism around our city, and hold criminals accountable. We can be compassionate, but only to a point. We can accept unprovoked violence and destruction of property. Let’s vote in someone who will represent all of us who just want to feel safe walking at Alki, enjoying the Junction free of vandalism, and Lincoln Park without gunshots. Hire those to support mental health, but hold people accountable if they commit crimes. Support our police, give them more training, and protect the overwhelming majority of good people in West Seattle 

    • wsres August 6, 2023 (8:47 am)

      I agree. when Maren Costa came to my door to ask me what was important to me that was my number one priority. 

    • K August 6, 2023 (5:48 pm)

      Omg, every candidate is anti-crime.  No one likes crime.  No one likes people in RVs.  No one likes open-air drug use.  There are more approaches to these issues than “round em up and push it out of sight”.  Just because a candidate is advocating a solution that doesn’t immediately shield the problems from your view, that doesn’t mean they’re “pro-crime” or whatever nonsense you’re suggesting.  My god.  City councilmembers also have far more influence over things like zoning and development policy than jail capacity and sentencing guidelines anyway, so the candidate who talks more about creating housing to mitigate homelessness probably has a far better idea of what the city council’s job is than the blowhard who just talks about locking people up.

  • Jon August 5, 2023 (9:11 am)

    LMAO, the worst possible outcomes, as expected. Amazing. Maybe if we just go even further Left, things will somehow improve! True Communism just hasn’t been attempted, yet!

  • Rhonda August 5, 2023 (3:03 pm)

    ANYONE is better than Herbold, so all of us have already won, regardless of which candidate is in the lead.

  • Admyrl Byrd August 5, 2023 (5:46 pm)

    Poor Goodspaceguy….will he ever win?Cue up Seger’s “Beautiful Loser”….

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