With the first batch of ballots counted, Jenny Durkan has a commanding 61-39% lead over Cary Moon in the race for Seattle Mayor. Teresa Mosqueda and Lorena González also lead their respective city council races, 62-38% and 68-32%, respectively. King County Executive Dow Constantine also cruised to re-election.
Meanwhile, over on the Eastside, Manka Dhingra, the lynchpin of the Democratic party’s grand plan for West Coast domination, seems to be cruising to victory, 55-45%.
In the races for Port Commissioner, Peter Steinbrueck and Stephanie Bowman both have strong leads, but the tight race between John Creighton and Ryan Calkins probably won’t be called anytime soon.