ELECTION: Early Returns Favor Krakowiak & ‘Non-Candidate’ Edgar
The early returns of Tuesday’s Primary Election results are in, with a couple of surprises, including a six-percent lead by ‘non-candidate’ Bob Edgar over incumbent Gordon Shaw for Burien’s City Council Position No. 4.
As many of our Readers may recall, Edgar withdrew from the race on June 20th, too late to be removed from voter’s guides (read our coverage of that here). We find it very interesting that a ‘non-candidate’ who withdrew from the race, spent no money, had no yard signs, didn’t campaign, failed to show up for our candidates forum, etc. is winning over an incumbent.
Current Councilmember Lucy Krakowiak holds a commanding lead for Position No. 2, with nearly 48% against nearest competitor Greg Duff’s nearly 27% – a 21% lead.
Of course, these are all early returns, with just over 20% of all ballots counted, and since this is a Primary Election, the top two vote-getters in each race will advance to the Nov. 8th General Election.
The “real horserace” is currently between Greg Duff and Ed Dacy, with Duff leading by just 103 votes, or 2.44%.
CITY OF BURIEN
Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: *4,534 / 22,330 / 20.30%
Council Position No. 2:
- Greg Duff 1,135 26.91%
- Ed Dacy 1,032 24.47%
- Lucy Krakowiak 2,024 47.98%
- Write-in 27 0.64%
Council Position No. 4:
- Gordon M. Shaw 1,601 38.63%
- Joey Martinez 650 15.69%
- Bob Edgar 1,851 44.67%
- Write-in 42 1.01%
In the King County Council race, it looks like incumbent Joe McDermott is running away with it, holding a nearly 40% lead over Diana Toledo, with 67.07% over her 27.23%.
METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY
Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 22809 / 110649 / 20.61%
County Council District No. 8:
- Joe McDermott 14,222 67.07%
- Goodspaceguy 1,094 5.16%
- Diana Toledo 5774 27.23%
- Write-in 114 0.54%
In other election issues, it looks like Proposition No. 1, the Veterans and Human Services Levy, is easily passing with 66.25% approved:
Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 208833 / 1094533 / 19.08%
Proposition No. 1: Veterans and Human Services Levy:
- APPROVED 134,509 66.25%
- REJECTED 68,534 33.75%
Final results of the Primary Election will be posted on Aug. 31st, with daily updates at 4:30 p.m. at the King County Elections website.