Two Seattle council incumbents look poised to win re-election
Two out of three Seattle City Council incumbents who were initially trailing in last week's election now appear to be winning their races.
What's happening: City Councilmember Dan Strauss was comfortably ahead of restaurateur Pete Hanning in the latest batch of results from the Nov. 7 vote-by-mail election, leading with more than 52% of the vote on Monday.
- Morales and Strauss were both the more left-leaning candidates in their races.
Yes, but: Centrist candidates favored by business and real estate interests appear to have prevailed in most of the other council contests on last week's ballot.
- On Friday, Councilmember Andrew Lewis conceded to retired naval officer Bob Kettle in District 7.
- In District 5, Cathy Moore won handily against ChrisTiana ObeySumner in a result that was clear on election night.
What we're watching: The District 4 race between Ron Davis and Maritza Rivera remained close on Monday, but Rivera still led by slightly more than one percentage point (303 votes).
- King County Elections estimates there are only a few hundred ballots left to count in each Seattle council district, giving candidates little runway to catch up at this point.
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