Issaquah School Board victories ensure ‘a very good team’
November 8, 2011
By Tom Corrigan
NEW — 9:15 p.m. Nov. 8, 2011
Early results in voting for open spots on the Issaquah School Board showed no surprises, no upsets.
Both incumbents up for reelection were winning handily and by about the same margin over their challengers Tuesday night.
In the District 3 race, incumbent Brian Deagle was outpacing challenger Patrick Sansing by a margin of 7,503 votes to 4,027 — or 64.8 percent to 34.8 percent.
The District 5 race showed incumbent Suzanne Weaver out in front of Brian Neville by a count of 7,541 to 4,188 votes — or 64.1 percent to 35.6 percent.
“I’m glad to see the results the way they are,” Deagle said, adding he always gets a little nervous waiting for results.
Deagle said the margins by which both incumbents were winning show the public has faith in the current board.
“The district is performing well and we are moving in the right direction,” he added.
During a gathering at her home for a few friends, Weaver’s comments largely reflected Deagle’s.
“I’m obviously pleased,” she said, adding she was happy it appears Deagle will be returning to the board along with her.
“I think we have a very good team,” Weaver said, adding that incoming District 1 board member Anne Moore will made a good addition.
Moore ran unopposed for the board seat being vacated by current board President Jan Colbrese. Moore had collected 98.8 percent of the vote, with 113 write-in ballots claiming a little more than 1 percent of the District 1 vote.
Neither Sansing nor Neville could be reached for comment after results were released Tuesday night.