Primary election results for Federal Way candidates

Federal Way primary election results as of Thursday, Aug. 20, on the King County Elections Web site (click here). Results will be updated each weekday at 4:30 p.m. on the Web site. Elections will be certified on Sept. 2.

Federal Way City Council position 6

Roger Freeman and Diana Noble-Gulliford will compete for the open city council seat in November's general election.

Freeman has been managing attorney for a firm involved in public service for 15 years. He has served for six years on Federal Way’s Human Services Commission. He is active in both his church and the Adelaide Elementary School PTA.

Noble-Gulliford is currently president of the Historical Society of Federal Way. A resident since 1970, she is a longtime real estate agent. She served on the former Federal Way Community Council prior to the city’s incorporation as well as the city planning commission.


• Roger Freeman: 31.78 percent (2,063 votes)

• Diana Noble-Gulliford: 24.76 percent (1,607 votes)

• David St. John: 20.92 percent (1,358)

• Lorie Wood: 15.64 percent (1,015 votes)

• Troy Smith: 6.58 percent (427 votes)

Federal Way Municipal Court judge position 1

Rebecca C. Robertson and incumbent Judge Michael Morgan will compete for the position in November's general election.

Robertson is a Seattle resident and pro tempore judge in Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah and Kirkland. She has served pro-tem for the past two years. She has nine years of experience as a prosecuting attorney. Robertson has extensive background in criminal law and a strong connection to domestic violence law.

Morgan is the city’s current presiding judge who was elected in 2005. He attended law school at Notre Dame and Seattle University, then established a law practice with a focus on criminal law and governmental relations. From 1989 until his election in 2005, he worked on cases such as aggravated murder, complex fraud and civil commitment proceedings with a King County law firm.


• Rebecca C. Robertson: 37.19 percent (2,429 votes)

• Michael Morgan: 18.59 percent (1,214 votes)

• Matthew York: 12.86 percent (840 votes)

• James Santucci: 13.17 percent (860 votes)

• Mark Knapp: 11.97 percent (782 votes)

• Williams Jarvis: 6.05 percent (395 votes)

South King Fire and Rescue commissioner position 3

The race for South King Fire and Rescue Commissioner position No. 3 is too close to call — for second place, that is. John Rickert, who has been a fire commissioner in the past and is the only candidate who is not a current commissioner, is well ahead with 42.99 percent of the vote as of Thursday morning. However, the race for the second spot in the general election is very tight, with Jerry P. Harris at 28.11 percent and J. Roger Hershey at 28.53 percent. Less than 50 votes currently separate the two. Harris and Hershey are both currently serving as fire commissioners. Since the merger of SKFR with Des Moines, the board has been dropping commissioner seats to get back to the standard five commissioners. Rickert had lost the election the last time the board dropped one spot.


• John Rickert: 42.99 percent (4,666 votes)

• J. Roger Hershey: 28.53 percent (3,096 votes)

• Jerry P. Harris: 28.11 percent (3,051 votes)

King County Executive

Former KIRO-TV news anchorwoman Susan Hutchison and current King County Council member Dow Constantine will compete in the general election this November. The King County Executive is one of the most powerful elected positions in the state, presiding over Washington's largest county with a budget of $4.9 billion. The candidates are running to replace former executive Ron Sims, who resigned to become Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for President Barack Obama's administration. Kurt Triplett is the interim county executive.


• Susan Hutchison: 35.92 percent (75,382 votes)

• Dow Constantine: 23.40 percent (49,109 votes)

• Fred Jarrett: 12.41 percent (26,045 votes)

• Larry Phillips: 11.95 percent (25,073 votes)

• Ross Hunter: 11.07 percent (23,222 votes)

• Alan Lobdell: 2.57 percent (5,397 votes)

• Goodspaceguy: 1.26 percent (2,646 votes)

• Stan Lippmann: 1.26 percent (2,634 votes)

November general election

The following candidates did not appear on the primary election ballot because there were only two competing for each position.

• Federal Way City Council position 2: Linda Kochmar (incumbent) vs. Sonia Sciscente

• Federal Way City Council position 4: Jeanne Burbidge (incumbent) vs. Mike Peterson

• Federal Way Municipal Court judge position 2: David Larson (incumbent) vs. Renee Walls

• Federal Way School Board position 1: Ed Barney (incumbent) vs. Bill Pirkle

• Federal Way School Board position 4: Angela Griffin (incumbent) vs. Steve Skipper

• Federal Way School Board position 5: Tony Moore (unopposed)

• South King Fire and Rescue commissioner position 2: Mark Freitas (unopposed)

• Lakehaven Utility District commissioner position 1: Leonard Englund (incumbent) vs. Ronald Hall

• Lakehaven Utility District commissioner position 3: Charles Gibson (unopposed)

• Lakehaven Utility District commissioner position 5: Ronald Nowicki (unopposed)

Coming soon

For the November election, the public can meet local candidates at the following public forums:

• Federal Way School Board and South King Fire and Rescue commissioner candidates. Forum will take place between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2 (time and date to be announced) at Federal Way High School's little theater.

• All three Federal Way City Council races: Forum will take place 11:30 to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club during the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce monthly business luncheon. The club is located at 3583 SW 320th St.

• Lakehaven Utility District candidates and all Federal Way Municipal Court candidates: Breakfast forum, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 31910 Gateway Center Blvd. S. (just off I-5 at the South 320th Street exit).

• South Sound Young Professionals will hold a forum for local candidates in October (time and date to be announced).

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