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 FitzgibbonPrefers Democratic Party5,06532.80%
Mike HeaveyPrefers Democratic Party5,18533.58%
Geoffrey Mac McElroyPrefers Independent Party2,91018.84%
Marcee StonePrefers Democratic Party2,19114.19%
Write-in910.59%

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: *23,990/109,55721.90%
County Council District No. 8 Unexpired 1-year Term
Diana Toledo4,18219.97%
Tim Fahey1,4817.07%
Joe McDermott12,42159.30%
Shawn McEvoy2,73213.04%
Write-in1290.62%

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT NO. 9

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: *35975/15554523.13%
United States Representative Congressional District No. 9
Jim PostmaPrefers Republican Party609717.72%
Richard (Dick) MuriPrefers Republican Party727821.15%
Roy OlsonPrefers Green Party12113.52%
Adam SmithPrefers Democratic Party1976957.46%
Write-in 510.15%

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:

YES7,55449.46%
NO7,71850.54%

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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