Edmonds voters were returning incumbents to Edmonds City Council positions in early returns released Tuesday night.
Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and Kristiana Johnson each had comfortable leads over their respective challengers — Alvin Rutledge and Josh Thompson. Councilmember Mike Nelson was running unopposed.
All three gathered at American Brewing Company to celebrate their victories Tuesday night.
“I thought this would be closer,” a delighted Johnson exclaimed after she learned that she was leading Thompson in the Position 1 race by 1,415 votes Tuesday night — receiving 61 percent to Thompson’s 38 percent.
This was the first attempt at elected office for Thompson, who serves as a legislative aide to Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright.
Fraley-Monillas, meanwhile, was easily winning against long-time community volunteer Rutledge, earning 71 percent of the vote in early returns.
Snohomish County Elections will release the next round of results at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8. You can see the complete list of current Snohomish County returns here.
|City of Edmonds Council Position 1|
|Write-In (if any)||25||0.41%|
|City of Edmonds Council Position 2|
|Write-In (if any)||135||2.58%|
|City of Edmonds Council Position 3|
|Alvin A. Rutledge||1,714||28.02%|
|Write-In (if any)||33||0.54%|
|City of Edmonds Municipal Court Position 1|
|Write-In (if any)||60||1.17%|