Stokes lands large lead over Zhang in first count

Bellevue City Council results.

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:38pm
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King County Elections released election results just after 8 p.m., Nov. 5. Of 78,644 registered voters, 18,201 returned their ballots.

Four Bellevue City Council positions were up for grabs.

Position 1

For Pos. 1, John Stokes garnered 69.11 percent (11,439) of the vote, while Holly Zhang received 30.54 percent (5,055) of the vote, according to preliminary results.

Position 3

For Pos. 3, Jeremy Barksdale garnered 61.55 percent (10,170) of the vote, while Stephanie Walter received 38.29 percent (6,326) of the vote, according to preliminary results.

Position 5

For Pos. 5, Janice Zahn garnered 67.21 percent (11,274) of the vote, while JD Yu received 32.47 percent (5,446) of the vote, according to preliminary results.

Position 7

For Pos. 7, Jennifer Robertson garnered 63.34 percent (10,498) of the vote, while James Bible received 36.43 percent (6,038) of the vote, according to preliminary results.

Ballots were due to King County by 8 p.m. Tuesday. Early election results began coming in at 8:15 p.m. Final results will become official Nov. 26.

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