Initial returns from the August 5 Primary Election are being published by King County. So far, it looks like the incumbents mailed their ballots early with every Kirkland incumbent showing a healthy margin over their rivals. Political insiders will find these results as expected. The average Joe will yawn and continue trying to make a living.
Early returns published after 8:15 pm election night show the following:
In the 48th Legislative District, former Kirkland mayor Joan McBride is leading Tim Turner by a margin of 69.14% to 30.36%. Other races are closer. King County updates election results most weekdays by 4:30 pm until certification on August 19.
So far, the those who cast early ballots seem to be saying, "stay the course."