Election night results show challenger Jake Jacobson leading incumbent Councilmember Debbie Bertlin in the Mercer Island City Council race.
Five city council positions were up for grabs in the Nov. 5 General Election.
Pos. 7, was between Bertlin and Jacobson. As of initial results Jacobson is leading at 52.98 percent, or 3,089 votes.
For Pos. 1, Daniel Thompson faced off with Dave Rosenbaum. As of Tuesday’s early returns, Thompson was leading at 51.27 percent or 2,949 votes.
Incumbent Wendy Weiker and Jon Hanlon faced off for Pos. 3 and initial results have Wendy Weiker leading at 51.12 percent or 2,950 votes.
Incumbent Lisa Anderl and Patrick Allcorn both vied for Pos. 4. Lisa A. Anderl is currently leading at 56.52 percent or 3,252 votes.
For Pos. 5, Craig Reynolds faced off with Heather Catwrightt. Reynolds is currently leading at 52.32 percent or 3,010 votes.
While on the campaign trail, candidates attended a number of forums, including a forum where they discussed hot button topics such as the bus intercept plan, downtown revitalization and divisiveness within the community.
Early returns came in just after 8 p.m. Of 18,204 registered voters, 6,180 returned their ballots on election night, putting the voter turnout at 33.96 percent.
All results are according to King County Elections. Leads could change as additional ballots are counted in coming days.
The election will be certified on Nov. 26.
For more information, go online to www.kingcounty.gov/elections.