UPDATED RETURNS: Dow: 58%; Jack Block Jr.: 55%; 77% Against Transportation Benefit District


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UPDATE WED. 11/4/ 5pm: The second round of election returns has been released by King County Elections, and with between 28-30% of the votes counted, Dow Constantine still leads with 58%, Jack Block Jr. with 55% and 76% voting NO against Burien’s Transportation Benefit District (sidewalks & bike paths) proposal.

Also, Initiative 1033 is still failing with 67% voting “No,” and R-71 is still passing with 67% “Yes.”

Here are the updated results culled from the King County Elections website as of 4:19pm Wed., 11/4/09:

KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE:

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: 308,650 / 1,079,842 • 28.58%

  • Susan Hutchison: 125,607 • 42.26%
  • Dow Constantine: 171,006 • 57.53%
  • Write-in: 621 • 0.21%

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: 308,650 / 1079842 • 28.58%

Initiative Measure No. 1033:

  • YES: 92,654 • 33.28%
  • NO: 185,721 • 66.72%

Referendum Measure No. 71:

  • APPROVED: 202,125 • 66.59%
  • REJECTED: 101,403 • 33.41%

CITY OF BURIEN:

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: 5,006 / 16,617 • 30.13%

Council Position No. 1:

  • Sue Blazak: 1,981 • 44.83%
  • Jack Block, Jr.: 2,413 • 54.61%
  • Write-in: 25 • 0.57%

Council Position No. 3:

  • Joan McGilton: 3,214 • 97.01%
  • Write-in: 99 • 2.99%

Council Position No. 5:

  • Rose Clark: 3,212 • 96.69%
  • Write-in: 110 • 3.31%

Council Position No. 7:

  • Brian Bennett: 3,363 • 98.22%
  • Write-in: 61 • 1.78%

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: 5,006 / 16,617 • 30.13%

Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Proposition No. 1:

  • YES: 958 • 23.50%
  • NO: 3,118 • 76.50%

CITY OF NORMANDY PARK:

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: 1,553 / 4,676 • 33.21%

Council Position No. 2:

  • Clarke Brant: 1,025 • 97.99%
  • Write-in: 21 • 2.01%

Council Position No. 4:

  • John L. Rankin: 972 • 96.05%
  • Write-in: 40 • 3.95%

Council Position No. 6 short and full term:

  • Marion Yoshino: 995 • 98.03%
  • Write-in: 20 • 1.97%

Proposition No. 1:

  • YES: 680 • 47.16%
  • NO: 762 • 52.84%

HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 401:

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: 13,664 / 57,961 • 23.57%

Director District No. 2:

  • Angelica M. Alvarez: 10,372 • 98.47%
  • Write-in: 161 • 1.53%

Director District No. 3:

  • Susan Goding: 10319 • 98.53%
  • Write-in: 154 • 1.47%

KING COUNTY

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: 254261 / 1079842 23.55%

Sheriff:

  • Sue Rahr: 220,802 • 97.96%
  • Write-in: 4,597 • 2.04%

Assessor unexpired 2-year term

  • Graham Albertini: 52,192 • 20.91%
  • Gene Lux: 12,175 • 4.88%
  • Lloyd Hara: 82,864 • 33.20%
  • Bob Rosenberger: 72,525 • 29.06%
  • Bob Blanchard: 29,041 • 11.63%
  • Write-in: 806 • 0.32%

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8 Responses to “UPDATED RETURNS: Dow: 58%; Jack Block Jr.: 55%; 77% Against Transportation Benefit District”
  1. Pauline says:

    Well, the City Council wanted to know how the voters felt about a transportation improvement district and the voters told them. That is the glory of our democratic system!

  2. Andrew says:

    It seemed strange to me that proposition was so expensive relative to the benefits; $50 a year if you have two cars, to put sidewalks on 136th and some other side streets most people live nowhere near and likely never travel.

  3. A Clean Burien is a Better Burien. I’ve been out till 1 AM picking up my yard signs but I’m sure I missed a few. If you spot one please call me at 246-7708 and I’ll come pick it up. Also, thanks to all those who voted for me!

  4. Cindi Laws says:

    Congrats to Jack Block! He ran a clean and positive campaign and now he is following up talk with action. As he always does. Let’s look forward to strong leadership.

  5. Bobby says:

    If Burien wants to do improvements, then why not finish what is already started first–1st Avenue needs sidewalks way more than 136th.
    Exactly why I voted for Jack Block.

  6. Marie says:

    Yeah What the heck is going on with the 1st ave S project?!
    I thought all the above-ground power lines between 160th and 136th were going to be removed….

    • Pauline says:

      I suspect, since the power lines aren’t owned by the City, that the holdup on the undergrounding is out of the City’s control. I mean, how do you force a regional utility to move something up on its priority list?

  7. Interesting results in Burien. I’m a Tacoma guy, but I’ve worked a bit in the City and have some familiarity with the streets. I follow transportation issues and have written a quick commentary on my own blog about the TPD.

    http://motleytools.com/blog

    Hopefully we can do a better planning effort down here in Tacoma, but it’s likely going to be almost exactly the same situation.

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