Birney and Fields likely to advance to mayoral general election

Carson and Jimenez are also likely to advance to the general election.

King County Elections released preliminary primary election results Tuesday night.

Redmond will be welcoming a new mayor. Mayor John Marchione was first elected in 2007, and will complete his third term in office in December.

The three candidates running for mayor are councilmember Angela Birney, councilmember Steve Fields and business owner Andrew Koeppen.

Birney leads the vote by 54.05 percent of the vote, followed by Fields with 34.84 percent and Koeppen with 10.88 percent, according to preliminary results.

Birney and Fields will advance to the general election.

There was also a primary race for City Council Pos. 7.

Shad Ansari, incumbent David Carson, Osama Hamdan and Carlos Jimenez are running for the position.

Carson leads the vote by 40.99 percent of the vote, followed by Jimenez with 28.78 percent, followed by Hamdan with 16.73 percent and Ansari with 13.27 percent, according to preliminary results.

Carson and Jimenez will likely advance to the general election.

A total of 8,647 ballots were returned out of 30,766 registered voters in the city of Redmond.

Ballots were due to King County by 8 p.m. Tuesday. Early election results began at 8:30 p.m. Final results will be certified Aug. 20.

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