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December 3, 2009 at 5:13 PM

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Mapping the mayor and exec elections

Posted by Bob Young

The Times' Justin Mayo has created maps showing precinct results in the November election for King County executive and Seattle mayor.

The images are not terribly different than what we saw in primary election maps.

In the executive's race, winner Dow Constantine dominated the more liberal parts of the county, particularly Seattle, where he got 77 percent. In a departure from the primary, Constantine also won Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island and Redmond -- areas that in the primary favored state Sen. Fred Jarrett and state Rep. Ross Hunter, both of whom represent the Eastside.


Final County Executive results map

His opponent Susan Hutchison was strongest in the most rural parts of the county. While Hutchison ruled the Eastside suburbs in the crowded eight-candidate primary, Constantine was able to edge her in dozens of suburban precincts in head-to-head November competition. She did win the cities of Auburn, Bothell, Federal Way, Kent and Renton, among others.

Hutchison handily won one precinct in Seattle, the wealthy enclave of Broadmoor. She won two others in Seattle, one just east of Broadmoor and a small precinct near Pioneer Square where only 17 votes were cast, although those precincts are difficult see on the map.

In the contest for mayor, City Hall reporter Emily Heffter notes that mayor-elect Mike McGinn essentially won the center of Seattle. McGinn won the liberal strongholds of Capitol Hill, the University District, Fremont, Ballard and Wallingford (where his opponent Joe Mallahan lives.) His strategy to focus energy on Southeast Seattle appeared to pay off as well, especially in the area around Columbia City.


Final Mayoral results map

As in the primary, Mallahan won in the view neighborhoods along Lake Washington and the Puget Sound. Mallahan also fared well in West Seattle, perhaps because of McGinn's opposition to replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct with a tunnel.

In the 217 precincts that preferred incumbent Greg Nickels in the primary, Mallahan did slightly better than McGinn. Mallahan won 50.6 percent of the votes in those areas, McGinn 48.1 percent.

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