Courtesy of King County

Pascal, Butte advance to general in Kirkland City Council election

Jon Pascal and Uzma Butte will advance to the general election after receiving the most votes in the Kirkland City Council primary election, according to final results released by King County Elections Tuesday.

In Kirkland, only City Council Position No. 7 saw a primary.

Pascal led with 67.85 percent, or more than 11,700 votes, followed by Butte with 21.63 percent, or about 3,700 votes, according to results Tuesday. Imran Peerbhai received the least amount of votes, 10.2 percent, according to results. Position No. 7 is currently held by Doreen Marchione, who did not seek re-election this year.

About 34 percent of registered voters, 19,044 out of 55,482, voted in this primary election.

In the Lake Washington School District Director District No. 3 race, Cassandra Sage gathered 52.89 percent, or about 19,000 votes, and Anita Damjanovic earned 31.34 percent, or about 11,290 votes, according to results. Christian Cahua, who earlier announced he would be dropping out of the race, garnered about 15 percent, or 5,560 votes, according to results.

Sage and Damjanovic will advance to the general election.

Nearly 37 percent of the registered voters, 41,982 out of more than 114,800, turned in their ballots for the school board race.

This was the only district position to see a primary.

In the 45th Legislative District, Manka Dhingra (D) and Jinyoung Lee Englund (R) lead in the state senator seat currently held by Dino Rossi. Dhingra earned nearly 51.5 percent, followed by Englund at 41.5 percent and Parker Harris with 7 percent, according to results. About 41 percent of registered voters cast their ballots this primary.

Dhingra and Englund will advance to the general election.

In the 48th Legislative District, incumbent Patty Kuderer (D) leads for the state senator seat with 61 percent, according to results. Michelle Darnell (L) follows at 22.9 percent and Richard Knierim (ID) gained 15.4 percent, according to results.

Kuderer and Darnell will advance to the general election.

Ballots were due to King County by 8 p.m. Aug. 1. Early election results began at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Final results were certified Tuesday.

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