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Carson, Flynn Secure Seats on Redmond City Council

Tom Flynn will be the only new member on the Redmond City Council next year.

and have secured wins in their races for Redmond City Council, with both candidates continuing to hold significant leads over their opponents on Thursday.

According to the latest results from King County Elections, both Carson and Flynn lead their opponents 57 to 43 percent with 9,117 ballots counted out of 26,035 registered city of Redmond voters. Turnout in King County was projected to be 52 percent in the Nov. 8 election.

, Carson's opponent in the race for Seat 7, called the council member to concede on Friday.

"This has been a wonderful experience, and I have learned a lot about our city, our businesses, and a deeper appreciation of what makes Redmond the great community that it is," Stewart said in a statement on Friday.

In his own statement, Carson said he was happy he and Stewart were able to run a "clean race that stuck to the issues."

"We both want what’s best for Redmond though we may differ on how that comes about, and I hope she will continue to be involved in city government into the future," Carson said.

Flynn said Friday that his opponent, Joel Wright, had also called to concede the race for Seat 5.

“He did call me, and offered his congratulations,” Flynn said.

Patch has been unable to reach Wright to get his thoughts on the election, but we will update this story if we hear back from him.

The next update to the election results is planned for 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Results will be updated every weekday at 4:30 p.m. until the results are certified by the county on Nov. 30.

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