ELECTION 4: Totals for Burien City Council races are tightening up


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King County Elections released on Monday, Aug. 7 released the latest tally of votes for the 2017 Burien City Council race, and some of the races are tightening up.

Here are some observations:

  • Darla Green’s lead over incumbent Nancy Tosta is shrinking – it’s down to just 27 votes (on Aug. 3 it was 184 votes).
  • Incumbent Steve Armstrong is making a bit of a comeback – he’s only trailing Patty Janssen for his current Position No. 7 by 44 votes (down from 52 on Aug. 3).
  • Krystal Marx’ lead over Patty Janssen has increased to 302 votes (it was 105 on Aug. 3).

The top two vote-getters for each non-partisan position will move onto the ballot for the Nov. 7 General Election.

Ballots Counted: 8,489 • Registered Voters: 27,328 • 31.06 %

Council Position No. 1:

  • Pedro E. Olguin: 2,661 • 33.57 %
  • Joel Manning: 2,258 • 28.49 %
  • Gary Wood: 1,465 • 18.48 %
  • Charles Schaefer: 1,306 • 16.48 %
  • Robert L. Richmond, III: 219 • 2.76 %
  • Write-in: 17 • 0.21 %

Council Position No. 3:

  • Debi Wagner*: 4,454 • 56.27 %
  • Jimmy Matta: 2,703 • 34.15 %
  • Austin Tucker: 711 • 8.98 %
  • Write-in: 47 • 0.59 %

Council Position No. 5:

  • Darla Green: 2,870 • 36.00 %
  • Nancy Tosta*: 2,843 • 35.66 %
  • Jill Esau: 1,312 • 16.46 %
  • Mary Russell: 925 • 11.60 %
  • Write-in: 22 • 0.28 %

Council Position No. 7

  • Krystal Marx: 2,185 • 27.33 %
  • Patty Janssen: 1,883 • 23.55 %
  • Steve Armstrong*: 1,839 • 23.00 %
  • Trevor Gage: 1,379 • 17.25 %
  • Martin Culbert: 689 • 8.62 %
  • Write-in: 21 • 0.26 %

* Indicates incumbent


Here are the tallies from Aug. 3, 2017:

Council Position No. 1:

  • Pedro E. Olguin: 1,984 • 32.10%
  • Joel Manning: 1,773 • 28.69%
  • Gary Wood: 1,189 • 19.24%
  • Charles Schaefer: 1,039 • 16.81%
  • Robert L. Richmond, III: 180 • 2.91%
  • Write-in: 15 • 0.24%

Council Position No. 3

  • Debi Wagner*: 3,548 • 57.50%
  • Jimmy Matta: 2,039 • 33.05%
  • Austin Tucker: 546 • 8.85%
  • Write-in: 37 • 0.60%

Council Position No. 5:

  • Darla Green: 2,321 • 37.32%
  • Nancy Tosta*: 2,137 • 34.36%
  • Jill Esau: 980 • 15.76%
  • Mary Russell: 763 • 12.27%
  • Write-in: 18 • 0.29%

Council Position No. 7:

  • Krystal Marx: 1,623 • 26.01%
  • Patty Janssen: 1,518 • 24.33%
  • Steve Armstrong*: 1,466 • 23.50%
  • Trevor Gage: 1,069 • 17.13%
  • Martin Culbert: • 8.77%
  • Write-in: 16 • 0.26%

* Indicates incumbent

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