Little change after Thursday election update for RFA, City Council races

Vote percentages for the South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue proposition as well as the Lynnwood City Council primary race are about the same after Thursday’s election update as they were after Wednesday’s update.

The South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue Regional Fire Authority (RFA) shows 54.39 percent approval, with 45.61 percent voting no. A total of 20,475 ballots have been counted as of Thursday night.

The City of Lynnwood issued a press release Thursday explaining that if the trend continues, the RFA will go into effect on Oct. 1. The measure was created after 10 months of meetings between Fire District 1 and the City of Lynnwood.

“The RFA Planning Committee developed Proposition 1 with the community’s best interest in mind, and we are pleased to see that both Fire District residents and Lynnwood residents have voted in favor of creating the new South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue Regional Fire Authority,” Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith said in the press release.

Click here to read the full press release.

A full breakdown of votes for the RFA proposition is below:

YES 11,137 54.39%
NO 9,338 45.61%
Total 20,475 100.00%

The Lynnwood City Council Position 1 primary is also in about the same standing as it was after Wednesday’s update.

Candidate Christine Frizzell is in the lead with 42.18 percent of the vote. Van AuBuchon is in second place with 27.54 percent voter support.

The top two vote-getters will appear on the general election ballot for the position in November.

The remaining two candidates, Ben Corey and James Robert Deal, have 19.81 percent and 9.67 percent voter support respectively. A total of 4,851 ballots have been counted.

A full breakdown of votes after Thursday’s update is below:

Ben Corey 961 19.81%
James Robert Deal 469 9.67%
Christine Frizzell 2,046 42.18%
Van AuBuchon 1,336 27.54%
Write-In 39 0.80%
Total 4,851 100.00%

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