Several progressive candidates in Seattle took large leads over their opponents Tuesday night at Optimism Brewing on Capitol Hill.

Teresa Mosqueda, labor leader and candidate for Seattle City Council Position 8, took a large lead over housing activist Jon Grant, earning 61.51 percent of the vote on Nov. 7.

"This election shows that to win in Seattle, you must stand with labor," she said, amid chants of "Teresa." "We believe women. We believe their stories, and we believe in what they can do. When we fight, we win."

Grant wasn't ready to concede yet on election night. In a news release from his campaign, Grant said "after results from tonight, all we know for certain is that one way or another, we're bringing this movement, built by the community for the community, to City Hall.

Mosqueda served up supporters a Latina-themed night, complete with empanadas, tamales, Reggaeton music and topped with a full Mariachi band to celebrate the massive lead. She thanked support from labor organizations such as the AFL-CIO and groups like the Seattle Fire Department for their support.

Zachary DeWolf, candidate for Seattle Public Schools Board District 5, also had a strong showing with 61.17 percent of the vote. His victory would make him not only the first openly gay school board member in Seattle's history, but also the youngest. He thanked his husband for putting up with the campaign trail before making a promise to Seattle's students.

"I'm here to make sure there is high-quality public education for every student, including LGBT students and students of color," DeWolf said.

He credited a music teacher in Spokane with making him feel important despite his orientation and "feeling invisible."

Eden Mack and Betty Patu held large leads in the other school board races.

Incumbent councilmember Lorena Gonzalez won nearly 70 percent of the vote, finishing in initial returns over Pat Murakami with 67.68 percent.

"I ran my campaign based on the last two years of work protecting our immigrant and refugee neighbors, our brothers and sisters from Trump," she said. "We want to make this city affordable for everyone who lives here."

Affordable housing was a major issue for Mosqueda and Gonzalez on a night when Democrats had major victories across the country.

The Port of Seattle races showed a narrow margin for John Creighton and larger ones for Stephanie Bowman and Peter Steinbrueck.

Incumbent Pete Holmes nearly tripled the votes of opponent Scott Lindsay for Seattle City Attorney, leading with 72 percent on Nov. 7.