TACOMA -- Architect and urban designer Jim Merritt and former Tacoma City Council member Victoria Woodards were leading in the primary election for Tacoma mayor Tuesday night.
Merritt had 41.48% of the vote, while Woodards had 35.69%. The third candidate, Evelyn Lopez, had 22.54%.
The top two finishers in the primary will face off in the November general election.
These are just the initial vote counts. Ballots with a postmark of up to Aug. 1 will continued to be counted.
More results are expected to be released Wednesday.
For other election returns, click on this link: http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/Turnout.html