The results of the King County primary election were certified Tuesday. Who is heading to the general elections?

Of the approximately 1.4 million ballots sent, 485,241, or 34.37%, were returned and counted.

The biggest surprise in this month’s election came in the Seattle city attorney race. Incumbent Pete Holmes was ousted by challengers Nicole Thomas-Kennedy and Ann Davison, who will advance to the general election in November.

Holmes acknowledged his defeat earlier this month.

“After two decades of public service in Seattle, the last 12 as your city attorney, it is time to acknowledge that my opponents will advance to the general election,” Holmes said in a statement. “So, congratulations, candidates and good luck in the general elections. With a city so ideologically divided, whoever wins will certainly need it.”

Left-wing candidate Thomas-Kennedy finished first with 36% of the vote, while Davison, a Republican, finished with 33%. Holmes finished at the back of the pack with 31%.

Thomas-Kennedy, a public defender who is campaigning on an “abolitionist” platform that would stop prosecuting low-level crimes, issued a victory declaration shortly after Holmes admitted defeat.

“In this primary election, Seattle voters overwhelmingly declared that the status quo does not work,” he said in a statement.

Other major articles included races for the King County Executive, the Mayor of Seattle, and two seats on the Seattle City Council.

In the King County executive race, incumbent Dow Constantine appears poised for reelection. He obtained 52% of the votes in a field of five candidates. He will head into the general election with State Senator Joe Nguyen, who came in second with 33%.

After Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced last year that he would not seek a second term, 15 candidates entered this year’s primaries in hopes of becoming his successor. Bruce Harrell, former chairman of the Seattle City Council, won with 34% of the vote. It is followed by the current president of the Municipal Council, M. Lorena González, who obtained 32%. Both will head to the general elections.

In city council races, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda appears poised to defend her 8th seat against engineer Kenneth Wilson in the general election. In a field of 11 candidates, Mosqueda got 59% of the vote, while Wilson won 16%.

However, what voters will see in November regarding the vacant 9th seat is more confusing. Community organizer and attorney Nikkita Oliver won the primaries with 40% of the vote, but Fremont Brewing co-owner Sara Nelson finished just behind her with 39%.

According to a election summary Issued by the county canvassing board, 8,239 ballots received by the elections office were discarded. The majority of those ballots, 4,621, were returned too late. Another 2,250 ballots had signatures that did not match that voter’s signature on a previous ballot, and 1,333 voters returned their ballots unsigned.

The report also showed voters’ preferences for returning ballots: 250,681 were returned in a mailbox while 241,560 were returned by mail.

You can see all the results of this month’s primaries in the website.



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