Update Nov. 14: Dan Strauss has a comfortable lead against Pete Hanning as of the Nov. 13 updated results with 52% of the vote. Hanning is trailing by nearly 2,000 votes; The Seattle Times has called the race for Strauss.
Update Nov. 10: After the 4 p.m. updated results on Nov. 9, Dan Strauss has narrowly pulled ahead of Pete Hanning in the District 6 race.
Strauss is now just 225 votes ahead of Hanning, with 50.14% of the vote. Hanning has 49.37% of the vote at the most recent count. We’ll update again as the latest results are released on Nov. 10.
Original: The District 6 City Council race is close, but candidate Pete Hanning is just edging out incumbent Councilmember Dan Strauss at the latest count.
As of Nov. 8 at 4 p.m., Hanning had a narrow lead by 185 votes over Strauss. Hanning currently has 50.16% of the vote, while Strauss has 49.31%.
Ballot counting was delayed by three hours on Wednesday morning (Nov. 8) after King County Election workers found an envelope containing a white powder found to be fentanyl. A HAZMAT team cleared the building and ballot processing resumed by about midday.
King County Elections will release its next results announcement at 4 p.m. today.