Dan Strauss pulls ahead in Seattle City Council D6 race

Update 8pm: The updated results give Dan Strauss a slightly larger lead than the initial returns, with 52.56 percent of the vote. See below for the breakdown, and click here for updated returns.

There will be another update from King County at 4pm on Thursday.

Original: After the first round of results, Dan Strauss has a lead over Heidi Wills for the Seattle City Council District 6 seat.

The first returns, published at 8pm last night, show that Strauss is leading so far with 52.27 percent of the recorded votes. Wills is at 47.14 percent.

In the King County Council District 4 race, Jeanne Kohl-Welles has a very comfortable lead over Abigail Doerr, with 73.46 percent of the vote.

For a full list of the results from last night, click here. King County Elections will update the numbers today at 4pm, and we’ll update with new information when it’s available.


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Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

That must include the hobo vote.

Nick
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Nick

I guess Bezos and the chamber of commerce’s $780k couldn’t buy this seat. Womp womp!

Ballardino
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Ballardino

We will see what happens….in 2015 there were ~30K votes cast in the D6 election. If that holds, then only 60% of the votes are in — plenty of room for Heidi to pull ahead of the Mike O’Brien 2.0 clown.

Gill Man
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Gill Man

There are certainly votes left to count, but late results consistently swing progressive. These numbers look pretty challenging for Heidi.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Quit implying that progressives are lazy. You are the lazy one.

Ballardino
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Ballardino

This is Seattle – the only candidates who make it out of the primaries are progressives. Overall Strauss is, on the progressive-o-meter, more so than Wills. But in any sensible definition of the word, Heidi is a tried and true progressive. Put it this way – if she were running nationally, she would be in the same lane as Sanders and Warren.

Gill Man
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Gill Man

“Overall Strauss is, on the progressive-o-meter, more so than Wills” is the part that matters for this.

If we’re talking about a vote tally in Seattle, then it doesn’t matter as much where they stand in relation to national politics. It matters where they stand relative to the other candidates in their race.

No way for us to know until the numbers come in, but historically-speaking Strauss maintaining his lead seems more likely than a Wills comeback.

Ballardino
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Ballardino

True. But one can hope.

Gill Man
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Gill Man

Looks like Strauss increased his lead to 52.56%–46.92% today, with bigger ballot drops expected tomorrow.

Andrew Daisuke
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Andrew Daisuke

Excellent!

elenchos2.0
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elenchos2.0

While Strauss appears to be winning, I believe the admirable thing to do would be for him to step aside and allow more women to represent this community. Far too long have men had their chance and look where we have gotten in Ballard. It’s time for a compassionate woman to take charge and steer this neighborhood into a future of inclusivity and love. Be a real progressive Strauss, be an ally. If we allow a man to be our representative again, we will only be regressing towards mistakes of the past.

Paintkong
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Paintkong

Sexist comment. Please vote based on your feelings about the candidates positions and credentials. Voting based purely on gender is the definition of sexism!

elenchos2
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elenchos2

So you don’t think we should believe women who come forward with claims of sexual assault? You want to defend the men assaulting them? Shame on you.

Paintking
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Paintking

“Do YOU still beat your dog”? Because this is all you’ve now got, baseless/useless accusations. A planet in a VERY far off galaxy is missing it’s village idiot. Dat U? So obvious your comments are just plain out of whack and merely stirring up your tiny kettle. Please move your skirt, because you ARE once again mumbling. Hiding behind a skirt isn’t policy. Neither is hope.

ellenchos2
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ellenchos2

Rethinking this…why does it have to be a binary choice at all? Time for a different perspective. They will lead us.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

ballard must be pretty excited to get its junkie shoot-up site – congratulations.

Paintkong
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Paintkong

I can’t speak for Ballard, but I’m excited that we’ll have a safe injection site! These sites give us a chance to help addicts and reduce the impact of drug abuse on the community. Go Dan Strauss!

elenchos2
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elenchos2

It’s not a safe injection site, it’s a safe consumption site. Please do a little research before spouting off like a typical white man.

Paintkong
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Paintkong

You say consumption, I say injection. Either way, assuming I’m not a POC is racist. Your bias is showing!

Mike O'Brien is smart
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Mike O'Brien is smart

Great. So you are for heroin addicts remaining heroin addicts. Nice.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

They’re very different. Consumption allows them to use the drug without the needle (which is a very dangerous form to take it).

Paintking
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Paintking

Please tell us all right here what the exit strategy then is for heroin junkies? For that matter, what is it for people hooked on government/goodies? Tell us all here just how and where government gets it’s $$?? Only thing YOUR government produces IS dependence. Looks as if you’re the addict here. What does your Jay Inslee binky taste like?

Mike O'Brien is smart
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Mike O'Brien is smart

Time to get new boots. We’re going to be stepping in more human feces and needles for the next 4 years. Thanks idiots!

Nick
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Nick

“idiots,” says the troll with nothing better to do…

Mike O'Brien is smart
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Mike O'Brien is smart

I`d love to not step in human poo and ensure my business isn’t broken in to. And not have kids learn to pickup heroin needles in parks and more police as evidenced by the success of the emphasis patrols. You know, normal stuff.
Or as social justice idiots call it “oppression”.
Hope a heroin junkie invades your house with your family there. Then gets released the next day. Fingers crossed! Dummies.

Nick
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Nick

Mike O’Brien didn’t singlehandedly cause the opiate crisis or homelessness crisis. Get real.

Mike O'Brien is smart
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Mike O'Brien is smart

No but he didn’t do anything to manage it. Quite the opposite.
Add to that Dan Satterburg not prosecuting heroin users with up to 7 grams (that’s enough for 2 days) and here we are. Public camping, crimping law enforcement, reducing funding and ignoring public safety are all part of Mike O’Brien’s weirdo policies that enabled crime to rise. Got a junkie in your backyard? Thank those guys.
Ever wonder why Seattle got hit hard with heroin junkies? Public policy.

Pedestrian
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Pedestrian

If you’re angry that Strauss was elected, the folks to blame are those that voted Wills through the primary. She was tarred and feathered 15 years ago and is still marked with a large scarlet ‘C’. Some people were never going to vote for her. Period.

There were at least a couple candidates that could have beaten Strauss. Wills wasn’t one of them.