On Friday, Dec. 6, the King County Elections recount results for the November General Election were certified, showing Dave Rosenbaum 40 votes ahead of Daniel Thompson for Mercer Island City Council Position 1.
The machine recount — required when candidates are fewer than 2,000 votes and less than 0.5 percent apart — took place on Dec. 5 and did not yield any changes from the Nov. 26 results.
Election night results on Nov. 5 had initially shown Thompson ahead, but Rosenbaum took the lead after more ballots were tallied.
“I’m very excited about the results of the recount … I wasn’t expecting a significant change in the results,” said Rosenbaum.
“This past month has been a bit of a rollercoaster. I certainly wasn’t expecting the election to go on for another month,” he said. “I’m very excited to get to work serving the residents of Mercer Island. I’m thankful for the trust that our community has put in our shared vision for the Island. I look forward to working with all Islanders on the important opportunities and challenges for our city.”
Thompson declined to comment.
To view the certified election results, go online to the King County Elections website (https://bit.ly/2scwJK8).