UPDATED: Khan, Over coming up short as results roll in

Moving on: Champion, Zieve; Rohrbough, Yoo; Kneller, Markey
By Nicholas Johnson | Aug 02, 2017
Photo by: Nicholas Johnson City Council President Bob Champion speaks during a candidate forum July 24 at Mukilteo City Hall as challenger Peter Zieve listens.

(UPDATED: 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4)

 

Editor's Note: This story to be updated as more information becomes available.

City Council President Bob Champion has soundly survived primary election challenges from first-time candidate’s Peter Zieve and Tina Over, according to results so far.

As of Friday, the Position 2 incumbent had claimed 54.28 percent (2,721) of the vote, while Zieve received 26.71 percent (1,339) and Over received 18.83 percent (944). That means Champion and Zieve are likely to face off in the Nov. 7 general election.

Those initial Position 2 results are based on 5,013 ballots counted as of 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4.

 

Ballots

Mukilteo has 14,081 registered voters. As of Friday, some 5,061 Mukilteo ballots had been counted, bringing turnout to 35.94 percent.

The next ballot-count update is due to be posted on the Snohomish County Auditor’s website by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9. The auditor plans to certify the election Aug. 15.

 

Position 1

In the three-way race to replace single-term Councilmember Ted Wheeler, candidate Anna Rohrbough received 44.48 percent (2,219) of the vote, while James Yoo garnered 30.21 percent (1,507) and Riaz Khan took 25.04 percent (1,249). That means Rohrbough and Yoo are likely to face off Nov. 7.

Those initial Position 1 results are based on 4,989 ballots counted as of Friday evening.

 

Position 3

In the four-way race to replace three-term Councilmember Randy Lord, Sarah Kneller and Tony Markey are moving on to the general election. Kneller had claimed 40.59 percent (2,006) of the vote and Markey claimed 37.84 percent (1,870) as of Friday.

Also running for Position 3 were Troy Gray and Maxwell Chen. Gray had received 13.48 percent (666) of the vote, while Chen received 7.87 percent (389).

Those initial Position 3 results are based on 4,942 ballots counted as of Friday.

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