Preliminary results are coming in for election primaries

August 20, 2009

By Tim Pfarr

NEW — 1:15 p.m. Aug. 20, 2009

Rich Crispo and Karin Blakely look to be heading for the general election in the race for Newcastle City Council Position 5, held by Deputy Mayor Dan Hubbell.

As of 4:10 p.m. Aug. 19, Crispo collected 49.12 percent of the vote, Blakely collected 28.37 percent and Larry Betsch collected 22.18 percent in the Aug. 18 primary. There have been 1,242 ballots recorded at this point, 20.64 percent of Newcastle’s registered voters.

In the King County Council District No. 9 primary election, Reagan Dunn collected 72.25 percent of the vote, Beverly Harison Tonda collected 19.93 percent and Newcastle resident Mark Greene collected 7.5 percent.

The top two candidates from both primaries will advance to the general election; results for both will be official Sept. 2.

Results from a batch of about 25,000 ballots from across the county will be announced at about 4:30 this afternoon.

Go to King County’s elections page for more information and results.

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