Shukri Olow. COURTESY PHOTO, Shukri Olow

Shukri Olow. COURTESY PHOTO, Shukri Olow

Olow holds narrow lead over Knowles in 47th District House showdown

One will advance from primary to take on Chris Stearns on Nov. 8 ballot

Updated on Aug. 8:

It remains a tight race between Democrat Shukri Olow and Republican Barry Knowles to advance along with Democrat Chris Stearns for the 47th Legislative District House Position 2 seat.

Stearns an Auburn City Council member, won the Aug. 2 primary to advance to the Nov. 8 general election but it’s still too close to call between Olow and Knowles. The two candidates with the most votes advance to November.

Olow has 19.57% (5,843 votes) and Knowles has 17.47% (5,215 votes), a difference of only 140 votes, according to results released Aug. 8 by King County Elections.

Stearns has 33.43% (9,980 votes) to clinch a spot on the November ballot.

Republicans Ted Cooke at 15.17% (4,529 votes) and Carmen Goers at 14.28% (4,262 votes) remain several hundred votes behind Olow and Knowles.

King County Elections will release results on weekdays until certifying the results on Aug. 16.

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Barry Knowles. COURTESY PHOTO, Barry Knowles

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