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Pascal, Butte still leading in Kirkland City Council primary election

As of Monday, Jon Pascal and Uzma Butte have still garnered the most votes in the Kirkland City Council primary election, according to preliminary results released by King County Elections starting last week on Aug. 1.

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

Pascal leads with nearly 68 percent, or more than 11,600 votes, followed by Butte with nearly 22 percent, or about 3,700 votes, according to preliminary results. So far, Imran Peerbhai received the least amount of votes, about 10 percent, according to preliminary results. Position No. 7 is currently held by Doreen Marchione, who did not seek re-election this year.

Pascal and Butte will likely advance to the general election.

About 34 percent of registered voters, 18,906 out of 55,482, voted in this primary election.

In the Lake Washington School District Director District No. 3 race, Cassandra Sage gathered nearly 53 percent, or nearly 19,000 votes, and Anita Damjanovic earned about 31 percent, or almost 11,200 votes, according to preliminary results. Christian Cahua, who earlier announced he would be dropping out of the race, garnered about 15 percent, or 5,522 votes, according to preliminary results.

Sage and Damjanovic will advance to the general election.

About 36 percent of the registered voters, 41,650 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) are leading for 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 preliminary 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) is leading for the state senator seat with 61 percent, according to preliminary results. Michelle Darnell (L) follows at 22.9 percent and Richard Knierim (ID) gained 15.4 percent, according to preliminary results.

Kuderer and Darnell will likely 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 will be certified Aug. 15.

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