2021 August Primary Election Results: Early Returns

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As of 8pm this evening, the early returns for the 2021 August Primary have been posted. Counting will continue over the coming weeks, usually with daily counts being released after 4pm. The Urbanist Elections Committee made endorsements in several city and county races last month, but three of our preferred candidates look headed for defeat in the Top 2 primary and a fourth is barely trailing for a spot.

Below is a roundup of the early results, including non-endorsed races across Western Washington. Only the top three candidates are shown, except endorsed candidates that are trailing.

Key: Bold Text = leading Top 2 candidates or measure, INC = Incumbent, * = Endorsed Candidate/Measure

King County

  • Executive: Dow Constantine (INC) 53%, Joe Nguyen* 30%, Bill Hirt 12%
  • Council District No. 3: Kathy Lambert (INC) 41%, Sarah Perry 34%, Joe Cohen 24%
  • Council District No. 7: Pete von Reichbauer (INC) 56%, Dominique Torgerson 16%, Lydia Assefa-Dawson 16%
  • Council District No. 9: Reagan Dunn (INC) 57%, Kim-Khanh Van 21%, Chris Franco 16%, Ubax Gardheere* 5%
  • Proposition 1: Approved 59%, Rejected 41%

City of Seattle

  • Mayor: Bruce Harrell 38%, M. Lorena González 29%, Colleen Echohawk* 8%
  • City Attorney: Ann Davison 34%, Pete Holmes (INC) 33%, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy* 32%
  • Council Position No. 8: Teresa Mosqueda* (INC) 55%, Kenneth Wilson 18%, Kate Martin 13%
  • Council Position No. 9: Sara Nelson 42%, Nikkita Oliver* 35%, Brianna Thomas 14%

Seattle Public Schools

  • District Director No. 4: Vivian Song Martiz 56%, Laura Marie Rivera 23%, Erin Dury* (INC) 11%
  • District Director No. 5: Michelle Sarju* 81%, Dan Harder 14%, Crystal Liston 4%

City of Bellevue

  • Council Position No. 2: Conrad Lee (INC) 57%, Dexter Borbe 27%, Christie Sanam Lo 11%

City of Bothell

  • Council Position No. 5: Ben Mahnkey 46%, Matt Kuehn 41%, Galen Altavas 12%

City of Burien

  • Council Position No. 1: Martin Barrett 55%, Hugo Garcia 42%, Abdifatah Mohamedhajii 3%
  • Council Position No. 3: Jimmy Matta (INC) 43%, Mark Dorsey 43%, Charles Schaefer 13%
  • Council Position No. 5: Sarah Moore 44%, Alex Simkus 43%, Georgette Reyes 13%
  • Council Position No. 7: Krystal Marx (INC) 29%, Stephanie Mora 22%, John White 18%

City of Everett

  • Mayor: Cassie Franklin (INC) 76%, Steve Oss 19%, Ron Wittock 4%
  • Council District Position No. 3: Don Schwab 73%, Lacey Sauvegeau 18%, Jacob Vail 8%
  • Council District Position No. 5: Ben Zarlingo 48%, Demi Chatters 27%, Kelly Fox 24%

City of Kenmore

  • Council Position No. 4: Nigel Herbig (INC) 62%, Bob Black 21%, Abby London 16%
  • Council Position No. 6: Debra Srebnik (INC) 73%, Jon Culver 18%, Stacey (Sam) Valenzuela 9%

City of Kent

  • Council Position No. 6: Brenda Fincher (INC) 77%, Larry Hussey 14%, Bradley Cairnes 7%

City of Redmond

  • Council Position No. 4: Melissa Stuart 58%, Dennis Ellis 35%, Jackson Fields 7%

City of Tacoma

  • Mayor: Victoria Woodards (INC) 53%, Steve Haverly 34%, Jamika Scott 13%
  • Council District No. 4: Catherine Ushka (INC) 62%, Israel James McKinney 24%, Nolan Hibbard-Pelly 14%
  • Council District No. 5: Joe Bushnell 49%, Anne Artman 36%, Treyvon Dunbar 13%

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