Washington Decides 2017

Welcome to Pacific NW Portal's 2017 Special Elections Coverage

IT'S A GOOD NIGHT FOR THE DEMOCRATS: Democrats sweep to victory in New Jersey and Virginia; Maine votes to expand Medicaid, Democrats regain control of Washington State Senate with Manka Dhingra's victory

EVENING BEGINS WITH EAST COAST TRIUMPHS: Party gains one governorship in New Jersey, successfully depends another in Virginia in first general election since the catastrophe of 2016... Democrats Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring beat their Republican rivals in Virginia contests for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General... Republican Ed Gillespie doomed by massive Northern Virginia vote for Northam and the Democratic ticket... Democratic wave lifts transgender legislative candidate to victory in the Old Dominion... Democrats are on the verge of doing the unthinkable: flipping the Virginia House of Delegates from red to blue, erasing a Republican supermajority.


WASHINGTON RESULTS: Democratic candidate Manka Dhingra is easily beating her Republican opponent Jinyoung Lee Englund, setting the stage for a transfer of power by the end of the month... Jenny Durkan will be Seattle's next Mayor, serving with reelected City Attorney Pete Holmes and At-Large Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda and Lorena Gonzalez... Incumbent King County Sheirff John Urquhart losing to challenger Mitzi Johanknecht in initial returns... King County Executive Dow Constantine and Councilmembers Kathy Lambert, Reagan Dunn cruise to new four-year terms... Mayoral races in Tacoma and Everett way too close to call.


Analysis from NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Headlines from the East Coast


BALANCE OF POWER: Who will control the Washington State House and Senate in December?

Results for Special Legislative and Judicial Contests

Legislative positions are normally voted on in even numbered years, but five districts in Washington had vacancies prior to the filing period this year. As a consequence, three House and five Senate positions will be filled by voters this year. The winners will hold office through the remainder of the cycle, ending at the conclusion of 2018. Be aware that these are unofficial results and will change as ballots continue to be counted.
Data is provided by the Secretary of State and county elections officials.

King County Results

Contests for county, port, city, and school board positions

King County Results

Contests for county, port, city, and school board positions

Martin Luther King, Jr. County is Washington State's largest jurisdiction, home to thirty-nine cities and towns, and governed under a home rule charter. Results for contested county, port, city, and school board races are shown below. Note that the Port of Seattle, despite its name, is a countywide jurisdiction that has the same borders as King County. Data is provided by King County Elections and also by Pierce or Snohomish County Elections in certain contests spanning county borders. Note that results for Milton races are in the Pierce County grid.

Pierce County Results

Contests for port, city, and school board positions

Pierce County Results

Contests for port, city, and school board positions

Pierce is Washington State's second largest county, home to twenty-three cities and towns, and governed under a home rule charter. Results for contested port, city, and school board races are shown below. Because Pierce elects its county-level positions in even-numbered years (Executive, Prosecuting Attorney, Council positions), there are none in the grid below. Data is provided by Pierce County Elections and also by King or Thurston County Elections in certain contests spanning county borders. Note that results for Auburn races are in the King County grid.

Snohomish County Results

Contests for county, port, city, and school board positions

Snohomish County Results

Contests for county, port, city, and school board positions

Snohomish is Washington State's third largest county, home to twenty cities and towns, and governed under a home rule charter. Results for contested county, port, city, and school board races are shown below. Data is provided by Snohomish County Elections and also by King County Elections in certain contests spanning county borders. Note that results for Bothell races are in the King County grid.