Incumbent Deputy Mayor Susan Honda and council candidate Linda Kochmar smile for a picture after initial results show they are both pulling ahead of their opponents. Bruce Honda/courtesy photo

Incumbent Deputy Mayor Susan Honda and council candidate Linda Kochmar smile for a picture after initial results show they are both pulling ahead of their opponents. Bruce Honda/courtesy photo

Two incumbents, former mayor leading in Federal Way City Council races

Susan Honda, Mark Koppang, Linda Kochmar grasp early leads.

Two incumbents seem poised to retain their seats on the Federal Way City Council, while one former mayor is winning in early election results.

In the Pos. 3 race, incumbent Susan Honda holds a wide lead with nearly 65% of the votes, while challenger Sharry Edwards garnered 34% of the votes, according to preliminary King County Elections results on Tuesday night.

For Pos. 5, incumbent Mark Koppang is leading with 55% of the votes to challenger Jamila Taylor’s nearly 45%.

Former Mayor Linda Kochmar is also leading the Pos. 7 race with nearly 53% of the votes, while challenger Tony Pagliocco garnered 46%.

Final King County Elections results will be certified on Nov. 26.


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Linda Kochmar and some of her supports gather together for a group photo to celebrate her initial win after Election night’s results show her winning over her opponent by over 600 votes. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

Linda Kochmar and some of her supports gather together for a group photo to celebrate her initial win after Election night’s results show her winning over her opponent by over 600 votes. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

Council hopeful Jamila Taylor checks results with 30th District Sen. Claire Wilson. Currently Taylor is losing to incumbent Mark Koppang. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

Council hopeful Jamila Taylor checks results with 30th District Sen. Claire Wilson. Currently Taylor is losing to incumbent Mark Koppang. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

Tony Pagliocco talks over his loss to Linda Kochmar at his election night party at JP’s Tavern. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

Tony Pagliocco talks over his loss to Linda Kochmar at his election night party at JP’s Tavern. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

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