Early Election Results: Heavey, Fitzgibbon; McDermott, Toledo Leading


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King County Elections posted its “early returns” for Tuesday night’s (Aug. 17) primary, and with between 22 – 24% of the mail-in ballots counted, it looks like it’s going to be Mike Heavey and Joe Fitzgibbon (32.8%) for the 34th Dist. State Rep., and Joe McDermott (59.3%) and Diana Toledo (19.97%) for King County Council, Dist. #8.

Keep in mind that these are preliminary results, and the final tally won’t be released until Sept. 1st.

STATE REP. DISTRICT No. 34 – POSITION 2:

Joe Fitzgibbon Prefers Democratic Party 5,065 32.80%
Mike Heavey Prefers Democratic Party 5,185 33.58%
Geoffrey Mac McElroy Prefers Independent Party 2,910 18.84%
Marcee Stone Prefers Democratic Party 2,191 14.19%
Write-in 91 0.59%

In the King County Council, Dist. #8 race, Joe McDermott is at 59.3% and former King County employee Diana Toledo is at nearly 20%. Normandy Park’s Shawn McEvoy is at 13%.

METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT NO. 8:

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 23,990 / 109,557 21.90%
County Council District No. 8 Unexpired 1-year Term
Diana Toledo 4,182 19.97%
Tim Fahey 1,481 7.07%
Joe McDermott 12,421 59.30%
Shawn McEvoy 2,732 13.04%
Write-in 129 0.62%

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT NO. 9

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 35975 / 155545 23.13%
United States Representative Congressional District No. 9
Jim Postma Prefers Republican Party 6097 17.72%
Richard (Dick) Muri Prefers Republican Party 7278 21.15%
Roy Olson Prefers Green Party 1211 3.52%
Adam Smith Prefers Democratic Party 19769 57.46%
Write-in 51 0.15%

Results can change of course depending on which areas get counted when, and we’ll be posting updates as they are released by the county.

In other interesting races (at least to us), here are some early returns:

United States Senator:

  • Sen. Patty Murray: 140,192 • 57.98%
  • Dino Rossi: 68,501 • 28.33%
  • Goodspaceguy: 707 • 0.29%

United States Representative Congressional District No. 7 :

  • Bill Hoffman*: 3,598 • 4.32%
  • Jim McDermott: 64,258 • 77.16%

* We went to high school with Bill Hoffman; note to Bill: next time, choose a weaker opponent!

And in Des Moines, a very tight race for South King Fire & Rescue Proposition No. 1:

YES 7,554 49.46%
NO 7,718 50.54%

If you forgot to mail your ballot in, you can still drop it off until midnight tonight at the Riverton Heights Post Office (located at 15250 32nd Avenue South Seatac, WA 98188-9996 – (206) 241-7061).

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