After giving a couple days to settle, most of the results are pretty set. Late returns can flip the results, with the smaller elections having the most likely chance of suddenly changing sides.
I-517 - The Inititative Protection Initiative - NO
I-522 - The GMO Labling Initiative - NO (apropos of nothing, the Farmer's Assurance Provision, also known as the "Monsanto Protection Act", which protects seed companies from litigation from their completely safe, currently unlabeled product, was just extended for three months. (um, yaaaaaay)).
Advisory Votes 3-7 - 3-4, 7 Maintained, 5-6 Repealed, not that it matters anyway.
King Count Charter Amendment No 1 - Yes
King County Proposition No 1, Medic One - Approved
King County Executive - Dow Constantine
Metropolitan King County Council District No. 5 - Dave Upthegrove
Port of Seattle Position No. 1 - John Creighton
Port of Seattle Position No. 2 - Courtney Gregroire
Port of Seattle Position No. 3 - Stephanie Bowman
Port of Seattle Position No. 4 - Tom Albro
City of Kent, Mayor - Suzette Cooke
City of Kent, Council Position No. 2 - Jim Berrios
City of Kent, Council Position No. 6 - Ken Sharp (Maybe. This one is still hanging fire, with only a couple hundred votes between the candidates, but has been fairly stable. Should Mr. Sharp win, the voters will have to sit through his upcoming criminal trial. Um, yaaaaaay).
Kent School District No. 415, Director District No. 5 - Maya Vengadasalam
Soos Creek Water and Sewer District Position No. 2 - Larry West
Soos Creek Water and Sewer District Position No. 3 - Gary G Cline
Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner No. 3 - Barbara J. Drennan
Public Hospital District No. 1, Commissioner No. 5 - Tamara Sleeter
And in the bonus round, The City of Seattle went with the progressive machine candidate as opposed to the progressive independent, and King County re-elected the relatively inert Republican for county commissioner.
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