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Voters will choose between two strong candidates for Everett’s port board, each with years of service.
Both face knowledgable challengers but have proved their abilities by helping the city move forward.
And in Lynnwood, a hand recount will decide whether a councilman or ex-mayor advances to the fall election.
Returns for contested races and ballot measures, updated daily as mail-in ballots are counted.
Only two votes separate Don Gough and Patrick Decker in a duel for runner-up and a spot in the general election.
Another round of ballot counting shook up the leader board for Mukilteo and Mill Creek contests, too.
After early counting, Cassie Franklin and John Kartak appeared to be headed for the general election.
In Lynnwood, a 21-year-old is winning, while in Edmonds only 81 votes separate three hopefuls.
Voters in the Sultan area, meanwhile, were rejecting a larger commission to oversee rural Fire District 5.
Three people in each of two races are running to represent the city’s newly formed Districts 3 and 5.
Voters will trim the field in contests for mayor, and seats on city councils, school boards and more.
New and familiar names will face off in the primary to narrow the field to six for the November election.
The League of Women voters conducted moderated video forums for contested races in key municipalities.
The Herald Editorial Board makes the following endorsements for primary races in the county.
Both have the experience and commitment to solutions needed on housing and other city issues.
Nicole Ng-A-Qui and Richard Yust are running to unseat the Republican, who joined the council in 2017.
Perspective and focus offer the contrast among three strong candidates for the council’s Postion 1.
Four candidates are vying for the highly contested District Director 4 seat.
Incumbent Dana faces ex-council colleague Guzak and activist Baty as 3 first-timers vie for other seat
The incumbent and his challengers have different goals for the city of about 10,100 people.