Here's a quick summary, based on the votes counted by Tuesday night. In Seattle, the mayor's race is very tight, with Mike McGinn ahead of Joe Mallahan, 50-49. Some of the big margins were: Sally Bagshaw, 69-31 over City Council opponent David Bloom; Mike O'Brien 58-42 over Robert Rosencrantz (surprisingly wide margin); and Nick Licata 58-42 over challenger Jesse Israel (also surprisingly big margin). Richard Conlin, with token opposition, easily got reelected. Pete Holmes is surprisingly way ahead of incumbent City Attorney Tom Carr, 62-38. And the low-income housing levy is easily passing, with 63 percent in favor.
In the county, Dow Constantine is walloping Susan Hutchison, 57-43. In Port races, Rob Holland has a comfortable 55-45 lead over David Doud, and Tom Albro is leading Max Vekich, 57-43, but only a quarter of ballots have been counted in these races. School board seats in Seattle are going to Betty Patu, 68 percent, and Kay Smith-Blum, 64 percent. Finally, in the statewide issues, R-71 (gay partners' rights) is narrowly ahead, 51-49, while Tim Eyman's I-1033 looks a goner, losing 45-55.