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Seattle 2021 Primary Results: Mayor, City Council, City Attorney

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Results will continue to change in the days ahead as King County Elections workers authenticate and tally the latest ballots to arrive. © AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File Results will continue to change in the days ahead as King County Elections workers authenticate and tally the latest ballots to arrive.

SEATTLE — The polls are closed and King County's August primaries are over, with more than 200 candidates vying to move on to the general election in November. In Seattle, voters had to weigh more than a dozen options to replace outgoing Mayor Jenny Durkan, along with crowded fields in two citywide council races and a three-way contest for the city attorney's office.

With Durkan opting not to seek a second term, voters saw 15 mayoral candidates on their primary ballots. Fundraising leaders include current Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González, former council president Bruce Harrell, former executive director of the Chief Seattle Club Colleen Echohawk, architect Andrew Grant Houston, and state Rep. Jessyn Farrell.

Both at-large council positions are up for election this year: Position 9, which is being vacated by González for her mayoral run, and Position 8 where Teresa Mosqueda is seeking re-election. In pre-election polling, attorney and organizer Nikkita Oliver held a sizable lead for Position 9, and Mosqueda polled well ahead of her challengers.

In the race for Seattle City Attorney, incumbent Pete Holmes is seeking a path toward a fourth term and faces two very different challengers: Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, an abolitionist and former public defender, and Ann Davison, who ran most recently ran an unsuccessful Republican campaign for lieutenant governor. Last week, Holmes told Crosscut there was a possibility he could be eliminated in the primary.

King County Elections projected 40 percent of the county's 1.4 million voters would participate in the primary and estimated more than half of the ballots cast would be delivered or postmarked between Monday and Tuesday. Vote tallies will continue to change in the coming days as later ballots are added to the totals.

Here is where things stood after the first ballot drop (results expected at 8:15 p.m.)

Seattle Mayor:

  • Andrew Grant Houston:
  • Lance Randall:
  • M. Lorena González:
  • Casey Sixkiller:
  • Clinton Bliss:
  • Henry C. Dennison:
  • Bobby Tucker:
  • Omari Tahir-Garrett:
  • James Donaldson:
  • Arthur K. Langlie:
  • Colleen Echohawk:
  • Don L. Rivers:
  • Bruce Harrell:
  • Stan Lippmann:
  • Jessyn Farrell:

Seattle City Attorney:

  • Ann Davison:
  • Nicole Thomas-Kennedy:
  • Pete Holmes:

Seattle City Council, Pos. 8

  • George Freeman:
  • Alexander White:
  • Jordan Elizabeth Fisher:
  • Bobby Lindsey Miller:
  • Brian Fahey:
  • Jesse James:
  • Kenneth Wilson:
  • Paul Felipe Glumaz:
  • Alex Tsimerman:
  • Teresa Mosqueda:
  • Kate Martin:

Seattle City Council, Pos. 9

  • Brianna K. Thomas:
  • Lindsay McHaffie
  • Rebecca L. Williamson:
  • Nikkita Oliver:
  • Xtian Gunther:
  • Sara Nelson:
  • Corey Eichner:

Find a complete list of election results online. King County Elections posts updated results each day by 4 p.m. until all votes are counted. Some totals are likely to change significantly as the latest ballots to arrive are tallied.


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