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Booth still leading Bothell Position 5 race, gap slightly narrows
Planning Commission member Steve Booth is still holding the lead over his two challengers as results from the primary election continue to be tallied this week.
On the closing of election day Aug. 6, Booth held a 203-vote lead over former Councilwoman Tris Samberg in the first returns for both King and Snohomish counties. That lead slightly narrowed on Thursday evening, with Booth now holding 2,034 votes - or 148 votes more than Samberg.
Both candidates will advance to the general election in November.
"While there are still ballots to be counted, I am very humbled to have received the highest number of votes of those counted so far and to now know that our campaign will move on to the general election in November," Booth said. "We believe that it is clear that our message of providing positive leadership you can trust, while safeguarding taxpayer dollars and protecting public safety has resonated with voters.”
Nadia Mustafa is earning 10 percent of the vote.
Position 5 is currently held by Patrick Ewing, who decided not to run for re-election.
The election will be certified on Aug. 20.
The Reporter will update election results as they are released.