As of 8pm this evening, the early returns for the 2021 November General Election 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 in September; some are leading, some are trailing in the early returns.

Below is a roundup of the early results, including non-endorsed races across Western Washington. Only competitive races are shown.

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

King County

  • Executive: Dow Constantine (INC) 57%, Joe Nguyen* 42%
  • Council District No. 1: Rod Dembowski* (INC) 82%, Sally Caverzan 17%
  • Council District No. 3: Sarah Perry* 55%, Kathy Lambert (INC) 44% 
  • Council District No. 5: Dave Upthegrove (INC) 68%, Shurki Olow* 31%
  • Council District No. 7: Pete von Reichbauer (INC) 68%, Dominique Torgerson 31%
  • Council District No. 9: Reagan Dunn (INC) 63%, Kim-Khánh Van 36%
  • Charter Amendment No. 1: Yes 78%, No 22%
  • Charter Amendment No. 2: Yes 89%, No 11%

Port of Seattle

  • Commission Position No. 1: Ryan Calkins* 73%, Norman Sigler 26%
  • Commission Position No. 3: Stephanie Bowman 51%, Hamdi Mohamed* 49%
  • Commission Position No. 4: Peter Steinbrueck (INC) 49.98%, Toshiko Grace Hasegawa* 49.44%

City of Seattle

  • Mayor: Bruce Harrell 65%, M. Lorena González* 35%
  • City Attorney: Ann Davison 58%, Thomas-Kennedy* 41%
  • Council Position No. 8: Teresa Mosqueda* (INC) 53%, Kenneth Wilson 47%
  • Council Position No. 9: Sara Nelson 60%, Nikkita Oliver* 39%

Seattle Public Schools

  • District Director No. 4: Vivian Song Martiz* 68%, Laura Marie Rivera 32%
  • District Director No. 5: Michelle Sarju* 82%, Dan Harder 18%
  • District Director No. 7: Brandon K. Hersey* (INC) 91%, Genesis Williamson 8%

City of Bellevue

  • Council Position No. 2: Conrad Lee (INC) 56%, Dexter Borbe 44%
  • Council Position No. 4: Jared Nieuwenhuis (INC) 58%, Ruth Lipscomb 42%
  • Council Position No. 6: Lynne Robinson (INC) 70%, Gina Johnson 30%
  • East Bellevue Community Council Proposition No. 1: Continuation 80%, Termination 20%
  • East Bellevue Community Council Position No. 5: Chiho Lai 56%, Ross Goodling (INC) 44%

City of Bothell

  • Council Position No. 1: Jeanne Zornes (INC) 54%, Han Tran 46%
  • Council Position No. 3: Jenne Alderks 56%, Rosemary McAuliffe (INC) 44%
  • Council Position No. 5: Ben Mahnkey 52%, Matt Kuehn 48%
  • Council Position No. 7: Rami Al-Kabra 52%, Beca Nistrian 48%

City of Burien

  • Council Position No. 1: Martin Barrett 51%, Hugo Garcia 48%
  • Council Position No. 3: Jimmy Matta (INC) 52%, Mark Dorsey 48%
  • Council Position No. 5: Sarah Moore 54%, Alex Simkus 46%
  • Council Position No. 7: Stephanie Mora 56%, Krystal Marx (INC) 43%

City of Everett

  • Mayor: Cassie Franklin (INC) 74%, Steve Oss 26%
  • Council District No. 1: Mary Fosse 58%, Paul Roberts 42%
  • Council District No. 2: Paula Rhyne 52%, Greg Lineberry 47%
  • Council District No. 3: Don Schwab 76%, Lacey Sauvageau 22%
  • Council District No. 4: Liz Vogeli 52%, Tommie Rubatino 48%
  • Council District No. 5: Ben Zarlingo 61%, Demi Chatter 39%

City of Kenmore

  • Council Position No. 4: Nigel Herbig (INC) 70%, Bob Black 30%
  • Council Position No. 6: Debra Srebnik (INC) 79%, Jon Culver 21%

City of Kent

  • Mayor: Dana Ralph (INC) 71%, Dawn Bennett 29%
  • Council Position No. 4: Toni Troutner (INC) 59%, Cliff Cawthon 40%
  • Council Position No. 6: Brenda Fincher (INC) 75%, Larry Hussey 24%

City of Kirkland

  • Council Position No. 3: Penny Sweet (INC) 74%, Matthew Goelzer 26%
  • Council Position No. 5: Neal Black (INC) 73%, Cherese Bourgoin 27%
  • Houghton Community Council Proposition No. 1: Continuation 76%, Termination 24%
  • Houghton Community Council Position No. 5: Bill Goggins (INC) 71%, Aaron Jacobson 29%

City of Lake Forest Park

  • Proposition No. 1: No 68%, Yes 32%

City of Redmond

  • Council Position No. 2: Steve Fields (INC) 60%, Janet Richards 40%
  • Council Position No. 4: Melissa Stuart 61%, Dennis Ellis 38%
  • Council Position No. 6: Jeralee Anderson (INC) 67%, Tara Van Niman 32%

City of Renton

  • Council Position No. 1: James Alberson 62%, Joe Todd 38%
  • Council Position No. 2: Ben Johnson 51%, Carmen Rivera 49%

City of Tacoma

  • Mayor: Victoria Woodards (INC) 58%, Steve Haverly 41%
  • Council District No. 2: Sarah Rumbaugh 64%, Kelly Blucher 36%
  • Council District No. 4: Catherine Ushka* 66%, Israel James McKinney 33%
  • Council District No. 5: Joe Bushnell 56%, Anne Artman 43%
  • Council Position No. 6: Kiara Daniels 58%, Brett Johnson 42%

Snohomish County

  • Council District No. 1: Nate Nehring (INC) 70%, Nicole Ng-A-Qui 30%
  • Council District No. 4: Jared Mead (INC) 61%, Brenda Carrington 39%
  • Council District No. 5: Sam Low (INC) 59%, Brandy Donaghy 41%

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