SEATTLE — Sierra Club activist Mike McGinn led T-Mobile executive Joe Mallahan by 910 votes Tuesday in the race for Seattle’s next mayor.
McGinn took the early lead after election day’s initial count. With 38 percent of the expected vote counted Tuesday night, about 84,000 votes, McGinn led Mallahan with roughly 50.54 percent.
McGinn remained cautious after Tuesday’s results, preparing for a long week of waiting for county workers to count the mailed-in ballots.
“Elections in Washington state can take a long time to be decided,” McGinn said. “We’ll have to watch it everyday.”
Calls to Mallahan’s campaign were not immediately returned Tuesday night.