The initial multi-county Primary Election Results became available at 8:15pm Tuesday night. This first round of results provided the three Auburn City Council Position No. 5 candidates a preliminary take on the election’s results. The election results also showed voters how King County Proposition 1, as well as the Seattle and Tacoma Port Commission races, were playing out.
Auburn City Council Position No. 5
As Auburn is in both King and Pierce County, results for the City Council Position No. 5 come from both counties. The mutli-county results have Robyn Mulenga currently in the lead with 37.86%. Ryan Burnett is not far behind with 36.02%. Anthony Ase had the lowest vote share at 25.06%. These numbers are all subject to change as new results are tallied and posted in the coming days.
When the final results are in, the top two candidates will move on to the general election.
“I am pleased that the Auburn community came out and showed their support. I am looking forward to the final results,” said Mulenga.
Burnett shared his thoughts on the preliminary results as well. “I’m very excited to see the results! This is just the beginning, and the results tell me I have work to do. Expect to see me out in the community, knocking on doors, attending community events so that I can hear what the community has to say. I have already heard from some of our local business leaders and have plans of setting up meetings with more of them to hear their ideas and opinions. Not only do I want to be guided by a sense of what is right and fair, but I also want to be guided by the voices of our city’s residents.
“Auburn, contact me at the number provided in the voter’s pamphlet, connect with me on my Facebook page, [or] email me, I want to hear what you have to say! I be in the Auburn Days Parade with (some of) my children, Saturday, August 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and will also have a booth set up at Les Gove Park, I invite you to come down and have a conversation!”
Ase did not respond to our request for comment.
King County Proposition 1
King County Proposition 1, which would replace an expiring tax levy. The funding the tax levy provides goes toward funding for county, town, city, parks; as well as for open space, trails, recreation, public pools, zoo operations, and an aquarium capital project.
Election night results show the proposition passing with 67.25% of voters approving the proposition.
Auburn Parks and Rec Director Daryl Faber had this to say about the likeliness of proposition 1 passing, “the passage of the King County Parks levy will continue to benefit the region as well as your local Auburn Parks. King County’s park system has a strong reliance on the Levy and thanks to its passage the County will be able to maintain their existing infrastructure as well as purchase parkland that may be at risk of development in the lower Cascades. A portion of the collected levy dollars are also forwarded to King County cities such as Auburn and will be used to assist in funding our backlog of deferred maintenance projects as well as improve existing parks.”
Both Seattle and Tacoma had Port Commissioner races in the primary elections. Beyond clear favor Fred Felleman for Seattle Port Commissioner Position No. 5, many of these races still have room to change with future result releases.
New Result Release Schedule:
The next King County Election’s scheduled results release is Wednesday, August 7th at 4:00pm. Going forward results will be released daily (M-F) at 4:00 pm. Primary results will be certified August 20th. Pierce County will next release results on Wednesday, August 7th at 5:00pm. Going forward they also will release results daily (M-F) at 4:00pm. August 19th’s results will be released at 4:30pm. Pierce County will certify their primary results at 11:00am on August 20th.