ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing

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Washington State Patrol Troopers and King County Elections staff manned the Ballot Box near City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

King County Elections released the first round of results for Tuesday, Nov. 8’s General Election, and here are the early returns for local issues.

Final results of the election will be certified on November 29, 2016.

Highline School District Prop. 1, Bonds to Construct New Schools and Replace and Renovate Deteriorating Schools:

Ballots counted: 30,565

Registered voters: 67,043

Requirements for measure to pass: 60% yes vote and a minimum turnout of 4,982 voters

  • Approved: 18,913 • 64.97%
  • Rejected: 10,196 • 35.03%

South King Fire and Rescue Prop. 1, Levy of General Tax $2,750,000 for Maintenance and Operations:

  • Yes: 21,784 • 66.86%
  • No: 10,797 • 33.14%

Sound Transit Prop. 1, Light-Rail, Commuter-Rail, and Bus Service Expansion:

Requirements for measure to pass: simple majority

  • Approved: 298,089 • 58.57%
  • Rejected: 210,838 • 41.43%

Congressional District No. 7:

US Representative:

  • Pramila Jayapal (D): 124,896 • 57.36%
  • Brady Pinero Walkinshaw (D): 91,036 • 41.81%

Legislative District No. 34:

Representative Position 1:

  • Eileen L. Cody (D): 37,244 • 82.33%
  • Matthew Benson (R): 7,963 • 17.60%

Representative Position 2:

  • Joe Fitzgibbon (D): 36,858 • 81.70%
  • Andrew Pilloud (R): 8,206 • 18.19%

Legislative District No. 33:

Representative Position 1:

  • Tina L. Orwall (D): 20,268 • 70.29%
  • John Potter (R): 8,536 • 29.60%

Representative Position 2:

  • Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (Dy): 18,836 • 65.85%
  • Pamela Pollock (R): 9,724 • 34.00%

Southwest Electoral District:

Judge Position 3:

  • Laurel Gibson: 36,899 • 71.71%
  • Brian J. Todd: 14,366 • 27.92%

Here’s a video we shot Tuesday afternoon at the Burien Ballot Box on SW 152nd near City Hall:

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9 Responses to “ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing”
  1. Eagle says:

    Yay for sound transit expansion! Love the light rail. It is a great asset to the greater Seattle area and us WA’ians should be proud of it.

  2. Jace says:

    Wondering as a homeowner how we are going to afford all these extra property taxes.

    • Mike D says:

      With Trump’s tax cuts, of course!

      • Jace says:

        I believe Trump will do tax cuts, but they’re not going to decrease voter approved property tax in King County.

        As a small time, lower income, self employed homeowner it’s getting too expensive to live and do business in King County.

  3. James Thompson says:

    Go ahead and slam President Trump. At least I won’t be funding Obama care as well as Free college tuition for everyone!!!..

  4. James Thompson says:

    The generation of Hillary supporters living in mom and dad’s basement while pursuing a degree in a go nowhere subject. ..The ones who refused to pitch into Obama care and won’t pay back student loans. ..What was almost our future. That’s why they had time to stand around protesting the last few days….Really……..No more freebies or handouts. ….

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