Hague leads county council race | 2011 primary results

Incumbent Jane Hague has the early lead in the primary race for King County Council Position 6, with Mercer Island resident and Seattle attorney Richard Mitchell holding on to the second spot for the November General Election.

As of 8:15 p.m., Hague has garnered nearly 40 percent of the vote, with the other three candidates — Mitchell, Seattle Port Commissioner John Creighton and former Bellevue Councilmember Patsi Bonincontri — looking to make up the gap.

"I feel good about this campaign," Hague said. "People know me and can see the things I believe in — working across the aisle for solutions, standing up for the Eastside."

Mitchell, a former counsel for Gov. Christine Gregoire, held a 600-vote lead over Creighton for the second spot in the primary as the first batch of votes was counted. Reached at the Crossroads Bar and Grill, with a noisy crowd in the background, Mitchell said that he had no expectations about the numbers before yesterday. But he was pleased at how the campaign has gone so far.

"We have been firing on all cylinders," he said of his campaign. "We have had the endorsements we wanted and our fundraising has gone well."

If the numbers hold, Mitchell will move on to the General Election ballot to challenge King County Council incumbent Jane Hague for Pos. 6 in November.

Full results are below

King County Council, Position 6

Patsy Bonincontri | 1681 votes, 7.3 percent

John Creighton | 5795 votes, 25.15 percent

Jane Hague | 9054 votes, 39.30 percent

Richard E. Mitchell | 6420 votes, 27.87 percent

Write-in | 89 votes, .39 percent

Total votes cast | 24517 votes, 20.24 percent turnout

King County Proposition No. 1, Veterans and Human Services Levy

Yes | 134,509 votes, 66.25 percent

No | 68534 votes, 33.75 percent

Total votes cast | 208,833 votes, 19.08 percent




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