McDermott, Toledo advance to November’s general election

Joe McDermott, the incumbent, and Diana Toledo, a challenger, will face off in the November election in a race for the 8th District seat on the Metropolitan King County Council.

Three people were running for the post — the third being perennial candidate Goodspaceguy — triggering a primary contest. 

McDermott was the top vote-getter in the Aug. 16 primary, with nearly 24,000 votes, or 68 percent of the ballots cast. Toledo, a laid-off county employee, garnered 9,302 votes, or 27 percent of the ballots cast.

The two will now face each other in the Nov. 8 general election for the four-year term. McDermott and Toledo vied for the seat last year, when it was a contest to fill Dow Constantine’s unexpired term. 

District 8 includes Vash-on, West Seattle and Burien. The position pays $131,578 annually.


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