City of Tacoma Election Results for Nov. 2015

Election season 2015 is just about over. Ballot boxes are closed. The first results are now coming in. I'm sure you voted and now we're wanting to see what happens here in Tacoma. There were a few surprises - at least according to our own office predictions. Without further ado, here are the results that affect Tacoma for November 2015. Were your predictions true?


CITY OF TACOMA INITIATIVES
     
Tacoma Initiatives 1 & 1B Question 1
$15 or $12 minimum wage (in summary)

Yes - 14,094 (58.68%)
No - 9,925 (41.32%)

Tacoma Initiatives 1 & 1B Question 2

Initiative Measure No. 1 - 6,275 (28.60%)
($15)

Initiative Measure No. 1B - 15,662 (71.40%)
($12)

Tacoma Charter Amendment No. 2
Strong mayor ... and a few other changes

Yes - 8,114 (35.72%)
No - 14,604 (64.28%)

Tacoma Prop. 3
Tax levies for road improvements

Yes - 11,714 (49.50%)
No - 11,953 (50.50%)

Tacoma TBD Prop. A
Sales and use tax to fund street improvements

Approved - 13,604 (57.30%)
Rejected - 10,139 (42.70%)


     
REFERENDUMS

Referendum No. 2015-1
"Shall Ordinance No. 2015-2s, which approves financing, construction and leasing of a new County general sevices building, be repealed?"

Yes - 59,487 (59.05%)
No - 41,250 (40.95%)

 

STATE LEGISLATURE

State Rep. 30th Legislative Pos. 2

Teri Hickel - 446 (54.19%)
Carol Gregory - 372 (45.20%)

 

TACOMA CITY COUNCIL

Tacoma Council-at-Large Position 7

Conor McCarthy - 13,729 (65.47%)
Suzanne Skaar - 7,072 (33.73%)
     
Tacoma Council-at-Large Position 8

Ryan Mello - 17,319 (96.88%)

Tacoma Council District No. 1

Anders Ibsen - 4,023 (53.65%)
John Hines - 3,445 (45.95%)

Tacoma Council District No. 3

Tom McCarthy - 1,538 (46.09%)
Keith Blocker - 1,764 (52.86%)

 

TACOMA SCHOOL BOARD     

Tacoma SD No. 10 Director Pos. 2

Catherine Ushka    - 14,997 (65.77%)
Will Jenkins, Sr. - 7,641 (33.51%)

Tacoma SD No. 10 Director Pos. 4

Andrea Cobb - 13,768 (60.03%)
Alisa Regala O'Hanlon - 9,001 (39.25%)

 

METRO PARKS

Metro Parks of Tacoma Pos. 3

Larry Dahl - 10,428 (49.87%)
Jessie K. Baines, Jr. - 10,300 (49.26%)

 

CHARTER REVIEW
 
Charter Review Dist. 4 Pos. 1

John W. Ladenburg - 7,609 (57.33%)
Elizabeth (Liz) Burris - 5,591 (42.13%)
 
Charter Review Dist. 4 Pos. 2

Timothy M. Farrell - 7,046 (56.58%)
Alice McDaniel - 5,591 (42.13%)
     
Charter Review Dist. 4 Pos. 3

Cathy Pearsall-Stipek - 6,626 (51.97%)
Jamie Nixon - 6,013 (47.16%)
 
Charter Review Dist. 5 Pos. 1

April Sanders - 5,384 (54.69%)
Eric Herde - 4,361 (44.30%)
 
Charter Review Dist. 5 Pos. 2

Carolyn M. Merrival - 5,413 (55.55%)
Terry Harder - 4,240 (43.51%)
     

Charter Review Dist. 5 Pos. 3

Janis Clark - 5,225 (54.50%)
Justin Van Dyk - 4,240 (44.22%)
 
Charter Review Dist. 7 Pos. 1

Martha Lantz - 12,552 (64.47%)
Randy Boss - 6,843 (35.15%)
     
Charter Review Dist. 7 Pos. 2

Brenda Wiest - 7,041 (37.68%)
David Olson - 11,558 (61.86%)
     
Charter Review Dist. 7 Pos. 3

Katherine (Katie) Baird - 11,213 (60.20%)
Beckie Krantz - 7,305 (39.22%)

 

PORT OF TACOMA

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Pos. 3

Don Johnson - 62,787 (72.11%)
Bruce Cook - 23,438 (26.92%)

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Pos. 5

Clare Petrich - 61,532 (68.85%)
Dick Walters - 27,125 (30.35%)

 

Results last updated Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm.


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Comments

Mike

Can someone explain it to me like I’m five why the Port commissioner positions are seeing 5x more voter turn out than all the other races?

November 3, 2015 at 9:29 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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DerekRegistered

The Port Commission is elected by the citizens of the whole county, and not just the City of Tacoma or any specific district within the city. The total number of votes is very close to what we also see for the new County Building question.

November 3, 2015 at 10:14 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Chris

In with Mike, wth?!

November 3, 2015 at 9:48 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RW

Initiative 1B has to be the most vile, underhanded electioneering I’ve ever seen.

November 4, 2015 at 12:32 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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DaleInTacoma

How so?  Seemed rather straight-forward to me.  Please don’t respond with the appropriateness of a minimum wage—the time for that has past.  Tell me specifically what was wrong with the election.

November 4, 2015 at 11:23 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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RW

Because if 1B didn’t exist, 1 would have won. It was specifically designed to split the yes vote that would have otherwise gone for 1, which was already on the ticket.

November 5, 2015 at 9:59 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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