Election update: Dunn overtakes Gregerson; City races pretty stagnant

Aug 06, 2019

Editor's Note: The first wave of results were published on Snohomish County's website at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. The numbers below are from the Wednesday, Aug. 7 update. The results will be updated throughout the next two weeks. The top-two vote getters advance to the general election in November. The primary results are certified Aug. 20.

 

Snohomish County Council race: Rohrbough leads pack, Dunn overtakes Gregerson

 

In the heavily contested race for the Snohomish County Council District 2 race, Mukilteo City Vice President Anna Rohrbough, the lone Republican in the race, leads the pack at 35.74 percent. The other seven candidates (all Democrats) are jockeying for the second spot in the November election. Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson held second place during the first round of results, but Everett's Megan Dunn overtook Gregerson Wednesday, and holds a 0.4 percent lead over Mukilteo's mayor (12.95 to 12.55).

After those three, the order is Cecilia Wilson (11.19), Tyler Verda (9.57), Alex Lark (8.09), Louis Harris (7.59), and Sharita Burton (2.09).

If the race holds, Gregerson and Rohrbough would face off in the November general election.

As of Wednesday, 16,286 out of 83,604 registered voters have had their ballots counted.

 

City Council races: Who’s appearing to be moving on?

Note: 3,309 ballots have been tallied for each of the four races. There are 14,379 registered voters in Mukilteo. (23.01 percent turnout, currently).

 

Position 4: Incumbents lead the way

Current councilmembers Richard Emery and Scott Whelpley are running for a seat neither currently holds, but the two appear heading for a faceoff this November.

Emery has roughly half the vote with 49.86 percent, while Whelpley has 38.22. Challenger Charles Eakins has 11.59 percent of the vote, currently.

 

Position 5: Maddux, Khan lead Yoo

In the closest of the four City Council races, political newcomer Christopher Maddux leads the race with 36.51 percent, while perennial candidate Riaz Khan has 34.55. James Yoo, who ran in 2017 and actually beat Khan in the primary before losing to Rohrbough in the Position 1 race, trails with 28.50.

 

Position 6: Crawford earns 54 percent while Zieve looks likely to advance

Political newcomer Elisabeth Crawford appears to be a lock to advance to November’s ballot after earning 54.56 percent of votes. Her likely opponent is Peter Zieve, the CEO of Electroimpact who ran unsuccessfully for council in 2017 against Bob Champion. Zieve has 33.33 percent. Fellow first-time candidate Exekiel Aranez tallied in with 11.97 percent, and appears unlikely to advance.

 

Position 7: Ex-Mayor Marine earns highest mark; Melnichenko leads Over

Former Mayor Joe Marine was one of the first candidates to file for the race, and he has earned the largest percentage of votes in the four Mukilteo races with 66.52 percent. First-time candidate Kristina Melnichenko currently is in line to advance, with 19.13 percent of votes, while Tina Over, who ran and lost in the primary in 2017, trails with 14.16 percent.

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