Wednesday election update: Harris extends lead over Gouge in Edmonds port race

Edmonds Port Commission challenger Angela Harris extended her lead over incumbent Fred Gouge in the latest election returns released by Snohomish County Elections at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Harris, a senior business program manager at Microsoft, now leads Gouge, a real estate agent, by 110 votes in the District 1 race. When initial results were released Tuesday, Harris had a 49-vote lead.

There was little change in the race for the two other port seats, with incumbents Bruce Faires and Steve Johnston continuing to lead challengers. Here are the latest port race results for all positions:

Port Of Edmonds Commissioner District 1
28/28 100.00%
Under Votes 323
Over Votes 0
Vote Count Percent
Angela Harris 2,036 51.32%
Fred Gouge 1,926 48.55%
Write-In (if any) 5 0.13%
Total 3,967 100.00%

Port Of Edmonds Commissioner District 3
28/28 100.00%
Under Votes 287
Over Votes 2
Vote Count Percent
Lora Petso 1,802 45.04%
Bruce Faires 2,194 54.84%
Write-In (if any) 5 0.12%
Total 4,001 100.00%

Port Of Edmonds Commissioner-At-Large Position 5
28/28 100.00%
Under Votes 314
Over Votes 0
Vote Count Percent
Susan Paine 1,768 44.47%
Steven A. Johnston 2,203 55.41%
Write-In (if any) 5 0.13%
Total 3,976 100.00%

There was also little change in races for Edmonds City Council positions up for election, with the two incumbents who had challengers — Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and Kristiana Johnson — continuing to maintain a comfortable lead over their challengers. (Councilmember Mike Nelson was running unopposed.)

The city council results are here:

City of Edmonds Council Position 1
51/51 100.00%
Under Votes 649
Over Votes 1
Vote Count Percent
Kristiana Johnson 4,238 61.68%
Josh Thompson 2,604 37.90%
Write-In (if any) 29 0.42%
Total 6,871 100.00%

City of Edmonds Council Position 2
51/51 100.00%
Under Votes 1597
Over Votes 0
Vote Count Percent
Mike Nelson 5,778 97.54%
Write-In (if any) 146 2.46%
Total 5,924 100.00%

City of Edmonds Council Position 3
51/51 100.00%
Under Votes 592
Over Votes 0
Vote Count Percent
Adrienne Fraley-Monillas 4,985 71.94%
Alvin A. Rutledge 1,907 27.52%
Write-In (if any) 37 0.53%
Total 6,929 100.00%

And the status of races for the Edmonds School District Board of Directors also remained unchanged following Tuesday’s results, with long-time incumbent Ann McMurray leading challenger Mitchell Below for District 2 and Deborah Kilgore ahead of Cathy Baylor for District 4.

Edmonds School District 15 Director District 2
169/169 100.00%
Under Votes 2573
Over Votes 5
Vote Count Percent
Ann McMurray 9,784 55.69%
Mitchell Below 7,734 44.02%
Write-In (if any) 51 0.29%
Total 17,569 100.00%

Edmonds School District 15 Director District 4
169/169 100.00%
Under Votes 2560
Over Votes 10
Vote Count Percent
Deborah Kilgore 10,362 58.95%
Cathy Baylor 7,140 40.62%
Write-In (if any) 75 0.43%
Total 17,577 100.00%

Finally, in the tightly contested Snohomish County Fire District 1 race, incumbent David Chan closed the gap against challenger Michael Ellis, trailing by just three votes in Wednesday’s vote count. Ellis had a 103-vote lead over Chan on Tuesday.

Fire District 1 Commissioner Position 3
136/136 100.00%
Under Votes 1110
Over Votes 1
Vote Count Percent
David F. Chan 5,750 49.83%
Michael Ellis 5,753 49.85%
Write-In (if any) 37 0.32%
Total 11,540 100.00%

You can see all of Wednesday’s Snohomish County returns here. The next set of results will be released at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9

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