Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. (Credit: Washington State)

Voting in Washington is complete, but the counting is not. The early returns for the 2022 November General Election have been posted as of 8pm this evening. The ballot count today does not include those dropped off last minute at the ballot box or those still in transit from the post office to county election officials. Counting continues up to county certification on November 29 and further ballot drops will be posted daily until outstanding ballots are finished. As the largest county it the state, King County tends to be one of the slower to count given the great quantities involved.

Here are the early results. The Urbanist Elections Committee made endorsements in many races across the Sound Transit funding district, marked with an asterisks below. This table includes other races not endorsed by the Committee, but may be of interest to readers.

Key: INC = Incumbent, * = Endorsed Candidate,

Local Initiatives

METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY Charter Amendment No. 1
Even Year Elections
Yes * 277,01669.1698
No 123,47130.8302
METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY Proposition No. 1
Conservation Futures Program
Approved * 287,38967.5993
Rejected 137,74732.4007
King Prosecuting Attorney
Jim Ferrell173,14444.1878
Leesa Manion *216,54555.2641
WRITE-IN 2,1480.5482
City of Bellevue Proposition No. 1
Parks and Open Space
Yes * 13,78054.7738
No 11,37845.2262
City of Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position No. 3
Adam Eisenberg55,70143.272
Pooja Vaddadi72,38556.2332
WRITE-IN 6370.4949
City of Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position No. 7
Damon Shadid89,43269.1657
Nyjat Rose-Akins39,22630.337
WRITE-IN 6430.4973
City of Seattle Proposition Nos. 1A and 1B
Yes * 70,74249.0531
No 73,47350.9469
Proposition 1A (Approval Voting) 33,48825.9891
Proposition 1B (Ranked Choice) * 95,36674.0109
City of Tukwila Initiative Measure No. 1
Raise the Minimum Wage
Yes * 2,08182.4812
No 44217.5188

Local Positions

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 1 – State Representative Pos. 1
Davina Duerr (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)25,87670.9Legislative
John Peeples(Prefers Republican Party)10,58429Legislative
WRITE-IN 360.1Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 11 – State Representative Pos. 1
David Hackney (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)15,97469.12Legislative
Stephanie Peters(Prefers Republican Party)7,09230.69Legislative
WRITE-IN 460.2Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 21 – State Senator
Marko Liias (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)21,53363.55Legislative
Janelle Cass(Prefers Republican Party)12,31736.35Legislative
WRITE-IN 340.1Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 21 – State Representative Pos. 1
Strom Peterson (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)22,76667.44Legislative
Amy Schaper(Prefers Republican Party)10,96432.48Legislative
WRITE-IN 260.08Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 21 – State Representative Pos. 2
Lillian Ortiz-Self (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)22,46666.82Legislative
Petra Bigea(Prefers Republican Party)11,12533.09Legislative
WRITE-IN 330.1Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 22 – State Representative Pos. 1
Beth Doglio *(Prefers Democratic Party)24,86366.73Legislative
Loretta Byrnes(Prefers Republican Party)12,35333.15Legislative
WRITE-IN 430.12Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 22 – State Representative Pos. 2
Jessica Bateman (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)24,96167.21Legislative
Kate Plager(Prefers Republican Party)12,13132.66Legislative
WRITE-IN 480.13Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 26 – State Senator
Emily Randall (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)25,85852.53Legislative
Jesse L. Young(Prefers Republican Party)23,33547.4Legislative
WRITE-IN 350.07Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 26 – State Representative Pos. 1
Adison Richards(Prefers Democratic Party)25,06251.1Legislative
Spencer Hutchins(Prefers Republican Party)23,97448.88Legislative
WRITE-IN 110.02Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 26 – State Representative Pos. 2
Michelle Caldier (Inc)(Prefers Republican Party)26,89554.87Legislative
Matt Macklin *(Prefers Democratic Party)22,09745.08Legislative
WRITE-IN 250.05Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 27 – State Senator
Yasmin Trudeau (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)28,61970.33Legislative
Ashley M. Ray(Prefers Republican Party)12,03029.56Legislative
WRITE-IN 430.11Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 27 – State Representative Pos. 1
Laurie Jinkins (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)29,13971.71Legislative
Jalonnie Givens Jackson(Prefers Republican Party)11,42728.12Legislative
WRITE-IN 710.17Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 27 – State Representative Pos. 2
Jake Fey (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)28,85270.85Legislative
Janet Large(Prefers Republican Party)11,81429.01Legislative
WRITE-IN 570.14Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 29 – State Senator
Steve Conway (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)14,41258.98Legislative
Terry Harder(Prefers Republican Party)9,97440.82Legislative
WRITE-IN 480.2Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 29 – State Representative Pos. 1
Melanie Morgan (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)13,87756.9Legislative
Brett Johnson(Prefers Republican Party)10,47142.93Legislative
WRITE-IN 420.17Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 29 – State Representative Pos. 2
Sharlett Mena *(Prefers Democratic Party)14,17758.16Legislative
David H. Figuracion(Prefers Republican Party)10,15841.67Legislative
WRITE-IN 420.17Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 30 – State Senator
Claire Wilson (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)11,99855.8Legislative
Linda Kochmar(Prefers Republican Party)9,46144Legislative
WRITE-IN 430.2Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 30 – State Representative Pos. 1
Jamila E. Taylor (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)12,03655.98Legislative
Casey Jones(Prefers Republican Party)9,43443.88Legislative
WRITE-IN 310.14Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 30 – State Representative Pos. 2
Kristine Reeves(Prefers Democratic Party)12,43457.91Legislative
Ashli Tagoai(Prefers Republican Party)9,00641.94Legislative
WRITE-IN 320.15Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 32 – State Senator
Jesse Salomon (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)22,69375.27Legislative
Patricia Weber(Prefers Democratic Party)6,65522.08Legislative
WRITE-IN 7992.65Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 32 – State Representative Pos. 1
Cindy Ryu (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)26,45781.37Legislative
Lori Theis(Prefers Election Integrity Party)5,86818.05Legislative
WRITE-IN 1910.59Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 32 – State Representative Pos. 2
Lauren Davis (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)25,98778.52Legislative
Anthony Hubbard(Prefers Republican Party)7,03321.25Legislative
WRITE-IN 750.23Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 33 – State Senator
Karen Keiser (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)15,83369.04Legislative
Marliza Melzer(Prefers Republican Party)7,04530.72Legislative
WRITE-IN 550.24Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 33 – State Representative Pos. 1
Tina L. Orwall (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)16,88293.63Legislative
WRITE-IN 1,1496.37Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 33 – State Representative Pos. 2
Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)16,34793.27Legislative
WRITE-IN 1,1806.73Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 34 – State Senator
Joe Nguyen (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)27,53284.84Legislative
John Potter(Prefers Republican Party)4,85714.97Legislative
WRITE-IN 610.19Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 34 – State Representative Pos. 1
Emily Alvarado(Prefers Democratic Party)20,23468.52Legislative
Leah Griffin(Prefers Democratic Party)8,72729.55Legislative
WRITE-IN 5681.92Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 34 – State Representative Pos. 2
Joe Fitzgibbon (Inc)*(Prefers Democratic Party)26,58582.35Legislative
Andrew Pilloud(Prefers Republican Party)5,65317.51Legislative
WRITE-IN 450.14Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 36 – State Senator
Noel Frame *(Prefers Democratic Party)27,33182.74Legislative
Kate Martin(Prefers Democratic Party)5,42616.43Legislative
WRITE-IN 2770.84Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 36 – State Representative Pos. 1
Julia G. Reed *(Prefers Democratic Party)24,00573.71Legislative
Jeff Manson(Prefers Democratic Party)8,22625.26Legislative
WRITE-IN 3371.03Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 36 – State Representative Pos. 2
Liz Berry (Inc)*(Prefers Democratic Party)27,76698.11Legislative
WRITE-IN 5361.89Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 37 – State Senator
Rebecca Saldana (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)21,91497.89Legislative
WRITE-IN 4732.11Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 37 – State Representative Pos. 1
Sharon Tomiko Santos (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)23,75790.11Legislative
John Dickinson(Prefers Republican Party)2,5039.49Legislative
WRITE-IN 1030.39Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 37 – State Representative Pos. 2
Chipalo Street *(Prefers Democratic Party)13,32854.4Legislative
Emijah Smith(Prefers Democratic Party)10,83844.24Legislative
WRITE-IN 3321.36Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 43 – State Senator
Jamie Pedersen (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)25,45998.15Legislative
WRITE-IN 4801.85Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 43 – State Representative Pos. 1
Nicole Macri (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)25,29698.26Legislative
WRITE-IN 4491.74Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 43 – State Representative Pos. 2
Frank Chopp (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)25,05397.92Legislative
WRITE-IN 5312.08Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 44 – State Senator
John Lovick (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)22,29159.47Legislative
Jeb Brewer(Prefers Republican Party)15,16040.45Legislative
WRITE-IN 300.08Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 44 – State Representative Pos. 1
Brandy Donaghy (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)20,32054.48Legislative
Mark Harmsworth(Prefers Republican Party)16,95345.45Legislative
WRITE-IN 250.07Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 44 – State Representative Pos. 2
April Berg (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)21,44257.61Legislative
Ryne Rohla(Prefers Republican Party)15,75042.31Legislative
WRITE-IN 290.08Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 45 – State Senator
Manka Dhingra (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)20,94363.04Legislative
Ryika Hooshangi(Prefers Republican Party)12,22636.8Legislative
WRITE-IN 530.16Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 45 – State Representative Pos. 1
Roger Goodman (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)22,99569.09Legislative
Cherese Bourgoin(Prefers Republican Party)10,24530.78Legislative
WRITE-IN 430.13Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 45 – State Representative Pos. 2
Larry Springer (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)23,72071.98Legislative
John P. Gibbons(Prefers Republican Party)9,17727.85Legislative
WRITE-IN 580.18Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 46 – State Senator
Javier Valdez *(Prefers Democratic Party)25,32284.6Legislative
Matthew Gross(Prefers Democratic Party)4,35914.56Legislative
WRITE-IN 2500.84Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 46 – State Representative Pos. 1
Gerry Pollet (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)24,83686.53Legislative
Hadeel Jeanne(Prefers Democratic Party)3,59312.52Legislative
WRITE-IN 2740.95Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 46 – State Representative Pos. 2
Darya Farivar *(Prefers Democratic Party)16,56555.94Legislative
Lelach Rave(Prefers Democratic Party)12,76543.11Legislative
WRITE-IN 2820.95Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 47 – State Senator
Bill Boyce(Prefers Republican Party)11,58946.39Legislative
Claudia Kauffman(Prefers Democratic Party)13,35753.46Legislative
WRITE-IN 370.15Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 47 – State Representative Pos. 1
Debra Jean Entenman (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)14,40657.63Legislative
Kyle Lyebyedyev(Prefers Republican Party)10,55342.22Legislative
WRITE-IN 370.15Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 47 – State Representative Pos. 2
Chris Stearns(Prefers Democratic Party)14,41766.75Legislative
Shukri Olow(Prefers Democratic Party)6,02027.87Legislative
WRITE-IN 1,1605.37Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 48 – State Senator
Patty Kuderer (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)17,19370.45Legislative
Michelle Darnell(Prefers Republican Party)7,17929.42Legislative
WRITE-IN 310.13Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 48 – State Representative Pos. 1
Vandana Slatter (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)17,66295.22Legislative
WRITE-IN 8864.78Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 48 – State Representative Pos. 2
Amy Walen (Inc) *(Prefers Democratic Party)17,49095.08Legislative
WRITE-IN 9054.92Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 49 – State Representative Pos. 1
Sharon Wylie (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)18,71164.15Legislative
Park Llafet(Prefers Republican Party)10,39835.65Legislative
WRITE-IN 590.2Legislative
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 49 – State Representative Pos. 2
Monica Jurado Stonier (Inc)(Prefers Democratic Party)18,52163.23Legislative
Jeremy Baker(Prefers Republican Party)10,72736.62Legislative
WRITE-IN 440.15Legislative

Federal Positions

WASHINGTON STATE – Advisory Vote No. 39
Repealed 833,20157.99
Maintained 603,49642.01
WASHINGTON STATE – Advisory Vote No. 40
Repealed 740,96751.9
Maintained 686,71148.1
U.S. Senator
Patty Murray (INC)(Prefers Democratic Party)884,99353.5
Tiffany Smiley(Prefers Republican Party)624,30837.74
WRITE-IN 2,9150.18
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1 – U.S. Representative
Suzan DelBene (INC)(Prefers Democratic Party)99,59363.57
Vincent J Cavaleri(Prefers Republican Party)56,90236.32
WRITE-IN 1640.1
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 2 – U.S. Representative
Rick Larsen (INC)(Prefers Democratic Party)100,71862.01
Dan Matthews(Prefers Republican Party)61,44437.83
WRITE-IN 2550.16
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 3 – U.S. Representative
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez(Prefers Democratic Party)100,56452.62
Joe Kent(Prefers Republican Party)89,44146.8
WRITE-IN 1,0950.57
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 4 – U.S. Representative
Dan Newhouse (INC)(Prefers Republican Party)68,42967.31
Doug White(Prefers Democratic Party)31,21030.7
WRITE-IN 2,0171.98
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 5 – U.S. Representative
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (INC)(Prefers Republican Party)20,39769.25
Natasha Hill(Prefers Democratic Party)8,99330.53
WRITE-IN 650.22
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6 – U.S. Representative
Derek Kilmer (INC)(Prefers Democratic Party)135,09661.8
Elizabeth Kreiselmaier(Prefers Republican Party)83,31438.11
WRITE-IN 1990.09
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 7 – U.S. Representative
Pramila Jayapal (INC)(Prefers Democratic Party)138,22584.26
Cliff Moon(Prefers Republican Party)25,05115.27
WRITE-IN 7610.46
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 8 – U.S. Representative
Kim Schrier (INC)(Prefers Democratic Party)102,01752.7
Matt Larkin(Prefers Republican Party)90,95046.99
WRITE-IN 6000.31
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 9 – U.S. Representative
Adam Smith (INC)(Prefers Democratic Party)84,45871.02
Doug Basler(Prefers Republican Party)34,22228.78
WRITE-IN 2480.21
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 10 – U.S. Representative
Marilyn Strickland (INC)(Prefers Democratic Party)94,72756.91
Keith R Swank(Prefers Republican Party)71,50442.96
WRITE-IN 2220.13
WASHINGTON STATE – Secretary of State
Steve Hobbs (INC)(Prefers Democratic Party)749,52851.08
Julie Anderson(Prefers Nonpartisan Party)675,27946.02
WRITE-IN 42,5432.9

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Ray Dubicki is a stay-at-home dad and parent-on-call for taking care of general school and neighborhood tasks around Ballard. This lets him see how urbanism works (or doesn’t) during the hours most people are locked in their office. He is an attorney and urbanist by training, with soup-to-nuts planning experience from code enforcement to university development to writing zoning ordinances. He enjoys using PowerPoint, but only because it’s no longer a weekly obligation.