ELECTION UPDATE: Jenkins’ Lead Up To 19 Over Harris, McEvoy Up 58


UPDATE 11/10/11: The latest returns from King County Elections for Tuesday’s race show that Shawn McEvoy extending his lead over challenger Todd McKittrick to 58 votes, while Stacia Jenkins holds on to her lead over Charlie Harris by 19 votes.

Here are Thursday’s totals:

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 2297 / 4681 49.07%

Council Position No. 1

  • Doug Osterman 1531 96.29%
  • Write-in 59 3.71%

Council Position No. 3

  • Todd McKittrick 1010 48.37%
  • Shawn McEvoy 1068 51.15%
  • Write-in 10 0.48%

Council Position No. 5 short and full term

  • Charlie Harris 1008 49.39%
  • Stacia Jenkins 1027 50.32%
  • Write-in 6 0.29%

Council Position No. 7

  • Susan J. West 1515 98.63%
  • Write-in 21 1.37%

ANTI-ANNEXATION SENTIMENT IN BURIEN
The biggest surprise in Burien’s race is that Bob Edgar, who attempted to withdraw from the race, trounced incumbent Gordon Shaw by over 21%:

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 8346 / 22405 37.25%

Council Position No. 2

  • Lucy Krakowiak 4660 64.12%
  • Greg Duff 2585 35.57%
  • Write-in 23 0.32%

Council Position No. 4

  • Bob Edgar 4333 60.39%
  • Gordon M. Shaw 2815 39.23%
  • Write-in 27 0.38%

Council Position No. 6 short and full term

  • Debi Wagner 3278 45.79%
  • Jerry Robison 3859 53.90%
  • Write-in 22 0.31%

HORSE RACE IN DES MOINES
As if to prove the old adage ‘never count your chickens before they’re hatched,’ Thursday’s returns shows that Mayor Bob Sheckler, who was down by 31 votes on Wednesday, is now in the lead over challenger Rebecca King by 17 votes.

Jeanette Burrage and Dan Caldwell are clear winners, and Proposition No. 1 is toast.

Here are Thursday’s returns, with 40.33% of ballots counted:

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 5971 / 14805 40.33%

Council Position No. 2

  • Jeanette Burrage 3175 61.94%
  • Carri Litowitz 1918 37.42%
  • Write-in 33 0.64%

Council Position No. 4

  • Dan Caldwell 2776 55.80%
  • Dave Markwell 2175 43.72%
  • Write-in 24 0.48%

Council Position No. 6

  • Rebecca King 2546 49.65%
  • Bob Sheckler 2563 49.98%
  • Write-in 19 0.37%

Proposition No. 1 Utility Occupation Tax for Des Moines Beach Park and Streets

  • APPROVED 2117 37.28%
  • REJECTED 3562 62.72%


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