Seattle City Council 2019 Primary Election winners

Aug 6, 2019, 8:14 PM | Updated: Aug 7, 2019, 5:09 pm
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Seattle City Hall in downtown Seattle. (Dyer Oxley, KIRO Radio)
(Dyer Oxley, KIRO Radio)

Results are in for Primary Night 2019. Below is a rundown of Tuesday evening’s results for each Seattle City Council district.

The top two candidates with the most votes will advance to the ballot. Election Day is November 4.

Primary election results
Full list of candidates

District 1: Lisa Herbold (running, took office 2015)

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday night, District 1 voter turnout was 28.4 percent (19,343 ballots returned)

Jesse Green

Candidate: Lisa Herbold — 49 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Incumbent

Phillip Tavel

Candidate: Phillip Tavel — 34 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Lawyer

District 2: Bruce Harrell, Council President (not running, took office 2008)

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday night, District 2 voter turnout was 26.2 percent (15,345 ballots returned).

Tammy Morales

Candidate: Tammy Morales — 47 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Former staffer in Texas Legislature, ran against Harrell in 2015

Mark Solomon

Candidate: Mark Solomon — 24 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Crime Prevention Coordinator, Seattle Police Department

District 3: Kshama Sawant (running, took office 2014)

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday night, District 3 voter turnout was 31.8 percent (23,224 ballots returned).

Candidate: Kshama Sawant — 34 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Incumbent

Egan Orion

Candidate: Egan Orion — 23 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Head of Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

District 4: Abel Pacheco (interim council member, previously Rob Johnson’s seat)

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday night, District 4 voter turnout was 30.7 percent (18,627 ballots returned).

Shaun Scott

Candidate: Shaun Scott — 20 percent
Status: Announced candidacy in The Stranger
Background: Democratic Socialists of America organizer

Alex Pedersen

Candidate: Alex Pedersen — 44 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Tim Burgess’ former aide

District 5: Debora Juarez (running, took office 2016)

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday night, District 5 voter turnout was 28.5 percent (18,185 ballots returned).

John Lombard

Candidate: Debora Juarez — 43 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Incumbent

Ann Davison Sattler

Candidate: Ann Davison Sattler — 28 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Former caseworker in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

District 6: Mike O’Brien (not running, took office 2010)

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday night, District 6 voter turnout was 31.7 percent (23,504 ballots returned).

Dan Strauss

Candidate: Dan Strauss — 32 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Policy adviser to Councilmember Sally Bagshaw

Daniel Jay Fathi

Candidate: Heidi Wills — 22 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Seattle City Council Member between 2000 and 2003

District 7: Sally Bagshaw (not running, took office 2010)

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday night, District 7 voter turnout was 27.9 percent (19,943 ballots returned).

Andrew Lewis

Candidate: Andrew Lewis — 30 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Seattle City Attorney’s Office

Jim Pugel

Candidate: Jim Pugel — 26 percent
Status: Declared
Background: Former acting Police Chief for Seattle Police Department

Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda and Lorena Gonzalez (at-large representatives) are not up for re-election in 2019.

Check the full results of Tuesday night’s election here.

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Seattle City Council 2019 Primary Election winners