Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell retained a seat on the council, with his opponent conceding the race Tuesday.
Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell’s opponent, Tammy Morales, conceded the District 2 race Tuesday, trailing by 354 votes in the latest count.
“While we didn’t win the election, I am very proud of the campaign we ran, the coalition we built and of the work we did to bring attention to the issues facing District 2 — housing affordability and tenant protections, support for neighborhood businesses and Internet infrastructure, issues of police accountability,” Morales said in a news release.
The District 1 race, meanwhile, is headed toward an automatic recount, with Lisa Herbold leading Shannon Braddock by just 35 votes at the last count Monday afternoon, with nearly more than 27,000 votes counted.
“My mom always said I picked hard things to do and always did them the hard way,” Herbold said. “Running and finishing this election is no different. I am optimistic about the results and will continue to monitor the process until every vote is counted.”
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Braddock said she knew the hard-fought race would be close.
“I am proud of the campaign we ran, focused on the issues important to our community, and I’m so thankful for the volunteers and supporters who have worked with me along the way,” she said.
Other winners in Seattle City Council races were: Kshama Sawant in District 3, Rob Johnson in District 4, Debora Juarez in District 5, Mike O’Brien in District 6 and Sally Bagshaw in District 7. Tim Burgess and Lorena Gonzalez won citywide positions 8 and 9, respectively.