ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass


The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election have been released, and the early tallies show that one of the more contentious local issues – Proposition 1, the Highline School District Bond – while leading with nearly 57% of the vote, may not pass due to it requiring a 60% majority.

This bond generated quite the comment and Letter to the Editor “war” on the blog, with dozens from both the pro and con sides emailing/posting their thoughts daily for the last several weeks.

Here are the first results:

Highline School District No. 401 Proposition No. 1 bonds to construct new schools and replace and renovate deteriorating schools

  • Approved: 56.68% – 9502 votes
  • Rejected: 43.32% – 7263 votes

Legislative District No. 33 Representative Position No. 2

  • Mia Su-Ling Gregerson: 9459 55.06%
  • Jeanette Burrage: 7684 44.73%
  • Write-in: 35 0.20%

Initiative Measure No. 1351 (Class Size):

  • Yes: 171000 52.98%
  • No: 151733 47.02%

Initiative Measure No. 591 (Limit Gun Checks):

  • Yes: 102835 31.64%
  • No: 222199 68.36%

Initiative Measure No. 594 (Expand Gun Checks):

  • Yes: 244600 74.58%
  • No: 83352 25.42%

Advisory Vote No. 8 Senate Bill 6505 (Marijuana Taxes):

  • Repealed: 111864 37.27%
  • Maintained: 188250 62.73%

Advisory Vote No. 9 Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1287

  • Repealed: 105948 36.14%
  • Maintained: 187241 63.86%

US Representative Congressional District No. 7

  • Jim McDermott: 91939 80.06%
  • Craig Keller: 22528 19.62%
  • Write-in: 369 0.32%

Legislative District No. 33 State Senator

  • Karen Keiser: 10922 62.83%
  • Martin Metz: 6435 37.02%
  • Write-in: 27 0.16%

Legislative District No. 33 Representative Position No. 1

  • Tina Orwall: 11055 64.17%
  • Michael J. Siefkes: 6147 35.68%
  • Write-in: 27 0.16%

Legislative District No. 34 State Senator

  • Sharon K. Nelson: 17271 98.14%
  • Write-in: 327 1.86%

Legislative District No. 34 Representative Position No. 1

  • Eileen L. Cody: 17024 98.30%
  • Write-in: 295 1.70%

Legislative District No. 34 Representative Position No. 2

  • Joe Fitzgibbon: 16238 81.10%
  • Brendan B. Kolding: 3595 17.95%

One of the more interesting races in the south area is in Federal Way, where Roger Freeman – who passed away last week from cancer – is leading:

Legislative District No. 30 Representative Position No. 2

  • Roger Freeman: 9042 53.14%
  • Jack Dovey: 7946 46.70%
  • Write-in: 26 0.15%

Has your vote been counted yet? Find out here: https://info.kingcounty.gov/elections/ballottracker.aspx

Votes will be certified by the King County Elections on Nov. 25.

We’ll post another update Wed. (Nov. 5) sometime after 4:30 p.m., so stay tuned…


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