Initial primary election results: Cotton, Walia lead race for Snoqualmie City Council

Mandeep Walia and Cat Cotton lead Tanya Lavoy. Two candidates will advance to the General Election.

In the only city council primary in the Snoqualmie Valley, Catherine Cotton and Mandeep Kaur Walia lead Tanya Lavoy, based on initial results released Tuesday night.

All three candidates are seeking to fill the open No. 5 position on the Snoqualmie City Council. The top two vote-getters will advance to the General Election in November.

Cotton currently leads the field with 41% of the vote, followed by Walia at 30% and Lavoy sits at 27%.

As of Tuesday, only 16% of registered Snoqualmie voters had cast ballots. Election officials will continue to count ballots until results are certified later this month.

Lavoy, a legislative aide for State Sen. Patty Kuderer, and Cotton, a veterinarian and volunteer EMT with Snoqualmie Fire, have previously sought seats on the council. Walia is an internal physician and formerly worked at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

Other Election Results

Fall City Water District, Commissioner Position 1:

Dwight Miller — 57 %

Michael Bladow — 20%

Spencer J. Slominski — 18%

Si View Metropolitan Parks Distirct, Commissioner Position 1:

Tim Noonan — 48%

Mark S. Leen — 29%

Linsey Tracy — 21%

Correction: This story has been updated to remove incorrect information regarding who the winner of the Snoqualmie City Council Primary would replace on council. We regret the error.