ELECTION UPDATE: No changes; here’s who you’ll choose from Nov. 5
The second round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election were released Wednesday afternoon, and it looks like it’s settling into solid leads for Lauren Berkowitz and Jack Block Jr. for Position #1, Joan McGilton and Debi Wagner for Position #3, and Steve Armstrong and Joey Martinez for Position #7.
A couple of surprises for sure – Berkowitz’ 51+% tally vs incumbent Block Jr.’s 42%, Wagner’s victory over Reay, who filed a very public PDC complaint against her just days before the election, and Armstrong’s strong showing against Martinez and Rangel.
So, be prepared to have to make decisions between the following finalists on Tuesday, Nov. 5:
City of Burien Council Position No. 1:
- Lauren Berkowitz 2541 51.28%
- Kip Walton 285 5.75%
- Jack Block, Jr. 2101 42.40%
- Write-in 28 0.57%
City of Burien Council Position No. 3:
- Debi Wagner 1617 32.57%
- Andrea H. Reay 1140 22.97%
- Joan McGilton 1628 32.80%
- Robert L. Richmond, III 559 11.26%
- Write-in 20 0.40%
[City of Burien Council Position No. 5 (NOTE: not in the primary since there were only two candidates)]:
- Nancy Tosta
- Rose Clark
City of Burien Council Position No. 7:
- Chuck Rangel 1090 21.91%
- Steve Armstrong 2457 49.40%
- Joey Martinez 1410 28.35%
- Write-in 17 0.34%
This is a “top-two” election, meaning the top two winners for each position will advance to the Nov. 5 General Election, regardless of their party affiliations.
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