Election 2015: Simmonds and Frizzell ahead in primary races

USA Vote 2015
USA Vote 2015

Lynnwood City Council President Loren Simmonds was ahead of his two opponents in the race for Council Position No. 4, while challenger Chris Frizzell was leading Councilmember Benjamin Goodwin in the race for Council Position No. 5 after the initial reporting of results from Tuesday’s primary.

Simmonds captured 44 percent of the vote (1,081), while Shirley Sutton was second with 37 percent (902) and Maria Ambalada was third with 16 percent (395).

Frizzell was winning with 45 percent (1,069) with Goodwin in second with 42 percent (997) and Douglas Jones in third with 13 percent (307). Jones had suspended his campaign due to his appointment to a non-profit board.

Edmonds School District Board Member Gary Noble was running comfortably ahead of his two challengers in the District 3 race. Noble had 60 percent (7,835) and was followed by Mary Murphy with 24 percent (3,115) and Mark Norton with 14 percent (1,857).

In the race for Snohomish County Executive, incumbent Democrat John Lovick was leading Snohomish County Council Member Dave Somers, also a Democrat. Lovick has 33 percent (19,928), while Somers was second with 31 percent (19,032). Republican Robert Sutherland was third with 26 percent (16,009).

The top two finishers in the primary advance to the General Election. The next update of results will be on Wednesday.

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