On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know who will face off for Burien City Council in the General Election. The top two vote-getters – eight candidates in total – will face off for four open seats, with the voting deadline of Tuesday, Nov. 7. Some observations:

  • Just 8,555 out of 27,328 registered voters – 31.3% – bothered to actually vote.
  • Incumbent Steve Armstrong is out, having lost to Patty Janssen by 32 votes for Position No. 7.
  • The highest margin of victory belongs to incumbent Debi Wagner, who beat newcomer Jimmy Matta by 1,756 votes for Position No. 3.
  • Darla Green beat incumbent Nancy Tosta by 21 votes.
  • The B-Town Blog will be holding Candidate Forums this Fall, so stay tuned for updates…

City of Burien • Ballots Counted: 8,555 * Registered Voters: 27,328 • 31.30 %

Council Position No. 1:
  • Pedro E. Olguin: 2,687 • 33.63 %
  • Joel Manning: 2,270 • 28.41 %
  • Gary Wood: 1,476 • 18.48 %
  • Charles Schaefer: 1,315 • 16.46 %
  • Robert L. Richmond, III: 224 • 2.80 %
  • Write-in: 17 • 0.21 %
Council Position No. 3:
  • Debi Wagner*: 4,485 • 56.22 %
  • Jimmy Matta: 2,729 • 34.21 %
  • Austin Tucker: 718 • 9.00 %
  • Write-in: 46 • 0.58 %
Council Position No. 5:
  • Darla Green: 2,888 • 35.94 %
  • Nancy Tosta*: 2,867 • 35.68 %
  • Jill Esau: 1,321 • 16.44 %
  • Mary Russell: 937 • 11.66 %
  • Write-in: 22 • 0.27 %
Council Position No. 7:
  • Krystal Marx: 2,212 • 27.45 %
  • Patty Janssen: 1,890 • 23.45 %
  • Steve Armstrong*: 1,858 • 23.05 %
  • Trevor Gage: 1,388 • 17.22 %
  • Martin Culbert: 690 • 8.56 %
  • Write-in: 21 • 0.26 %
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