Birney leads in race for Redmond mayor

Angela Birney currently has 59.09 percent of votes.

As of the latest results from King County Elections, Angela Birney continues to lead in the mayoral race for the city of Redmond. Updated results came in just after 4 p.m. on Nov. 6. Of 31,220 registered voters, 7,899 returned their ballots, putting the voter turnout at 25.30 percent.

According to updated results, Birney leads her opponent, Steve Fields with 59.22 percent (4,372) of the votes. Fields garnered 40.38 percent (2,981) of the votes.

“I’m very excited with the early returns,” Birney said. “It shows how hard we worked to get to this point. I’m really excited for the future of Redmond.”

Birney said she was nervous and excited leading up to the initial results. She said she was hopeful for the results and that she knew it was up to the voters to make the decision.

“I’m excited that people believed in me,” she said. “We will continue to make Redmond an amazing place and work on the priorities I set in place of livability, making sure Redmond continues to be a great place to live and work, and work on the environment, as well as making sure we’re building a community where everyone stays connected. I’m thrilled my message resonated with the voters.”

Birney added that she is looking forward to working on the council with Fields, as they continue to make Redmond an “amazing place.”

Fields said he will remain a strong advocate for Redmond residents.

“[I] believe that an engaged city council will help ensure City Hall approaches governance with empathy, humility and engaged listening,” he said in a statement. “Together we can build a better Redmond that puts people first.”

He said he is looking forward to working with Birney as she transitions to the mayor’s office.

The election will be certified on Nov. 26.

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