Update: RFA measure still on track to pass; Frizzell, AuBuchon still top two in City Council primary

Little has changed for the Regional Fire Authority (RFA) measure and Lynnwood City Council race after Wednesday’s election update.

More ballots have been counted, but the percentages are very similar when compared to Tuesday’s early results. As of Wednesday, 15,957 ballots have been counted with regards to the RFA measure. A total of 8,670, or 54.33 percent, voted yes, while 7,287, or 45.67 percent, voted no.

South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue is the name of a proposed Regional Fire Authority (RFA) between Snohomish County Fire District 1 and the Lynnwood Fire Department. Lynnwood and Fire District 1 began discussing the plan for the RFA last year. In May, both entities voted to put it on the ballot.

If passed the RFA would form on Oct. 1. Click here to learn more about the proposed RFA.

View all primary election results at this link. They are expected to be updated on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at approximately 5 p.m.

As for the Lynnwood City Council Position 1 primary race, Christine Frizzell maintained a strong lead Wednesday with 42.54 percent, a total of 1,718 votes. Van AuBuchon is in second place with 1,112 votes, or 27.53 percent.

Candidates Ben Corey and James Robert Deal remain in third and fourth place respectively, with 784 votes (19.41 percent) for Ben Corey and 393 votes (9.73 percent) for James Robert Deal.

The next update from Snohomish County will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3.

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