Primary election results: Nieuwenhuis and Brown lead Bellevue City Council race

Primary election results: Nieuwenhuis and Brown lead Bellevue City Council race

The first wave of primary election results were released at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

In the Bellevue City Council race for Position No. 4, Jared Nieuwenhuis takes the lead with 6,691 votes or 48.9 percent of total votes.

Karol Brown will move forward to the general election on Nov. 7. Her Tuesday votes were 5,635 or 41.19 percent of all votes.

Heidi M. Chiat leaves the race with 1,271 votes or 9.3 percent of votes.

A total of 14,842 voted of Bellevue’s 77,624 registered voters.

In the 48th Legislative District, Representative Position No. 1 race, incumbent Vandana Slatter, a Democrat, takes the lead with 10,649 votes or 76.14 percent of total votes.

Ciaran Dougherty, a Libertarian, will move forward with 3,253 votes or 23.26 percent of total votes.

In the State Senator race for District 48, incumbent Patty Kuderer, a Democrat, also takes the lead with 8,628 votes or 60 percent of total votes.

Michelle Darnell, a Libertarian, will move forward with 3,382 votes or 23.5 percent of total votes.

Richard Knierim, an Independent Democrat, leaves the race with 2,284 votes or 16 percent.

In Washington’s primary system in a race with three or more candidates, the top two move to the general election ballot regardless of party affiliation.

King County Elections will post updates at 4:30 p.m. each week day until the final certified results are posted at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

For more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov/elections.


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