The first release of Friday’s election results has pushed Auburn City Council candidate Robyn Mulenga over the threshold and into the lead. Her position no. 5 opponent, Ryan Burnett, maintains his Pierce County lead but the gap has been markedly reduced.
Auburn City Council Position No. 5
This morning Mulenga’s lead in King County by only 0.85% (72 votes). Burnett’s lead in Pierce County was more comfortable at 9.33% (117 votes). The combined number of votes between the two opponents was a marginal 45 votes.
King County’s results released first, at 3:30pm, putting Mulenga officially in the lead by 2.82% (305 votes). Pierce County dropped its results at 4:30pm. Mulenga made up ground in Pierce County, but Burnett still holds a 2.39% (38 votes) lead.
Mulenga holds a 2.15% (267 votes) total lead over Burnett between King and Pierce County. There are a total of 12, 414 votes in the race, 79 of which are write-in votes.
Auburn School District School Board District No. 2 Director
The other notable results change that occurred with this afternoon’s results was the lead change in the ASD School Board District No. 2 Director race. This morning Chris Grames held a reasonable lead over opponent Arlista Holman. After Friday’s first results Holman took over the lead in both King and Pierce Counties.
In King County Holman leads Grames by 0.24% (31 votes), and in Pierce County, she leads by 0.37% (21 votes). Holman leads by a combined county total of 0.37% (52 votes).
Other Elections (Multi-county results):
The remaining races have not changed in a measurable amount. The current multi-county results are as follows:
Auburn City Council Position No. 1: Unopposed Chris Stearns received 97.56% (9,502 votes) of votes
Auburn City Council Position No. 3: James Jeyaraj leads opponent Ken Pearson 10.71% (1,325 votes)
Auburn City Council Position No. 7: Incumbent Bob Baggett leads Vera Orlandic-Hodak by 3.09% (385 votes)
Auburn School District School Board Director District No. 1: Unopposed Sheilia McLaughlin received 97.25% (10, 686 votes)
Auburn School District School Board Director District No. 4: Unopposed Laura Theimer received 98.11% (10,960)
Pacific Mayor: Incumbent Leanne Guier leads challenger Vic Kave by 6.76% (63 votes)
City of Pacific Council Position No. 1: Katherine V. Garberding leads opponent
Jaylynn Markwald by 2.79% (24 votes)
City of Pacific Council Position No. 3: Joshua Putnam leads Brice Erickson by 15.25% (133 votes)
City of Pacific Council Position No. 6: David B. Storaasli leads Aarron Fahrenkrug 18.34% (153 votes)
King County will release a second round of results at 8:30pm Friday night. Results will not be released Monday due to the federal holiday.