King County Elections certifies November results

November 29, 2011

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 2011

King County officials certified the Nov. 8 election Tuesday morning, and closed the book on the contests for City Council and Issaquah School Board seats.

The certified results differed little from the initial figures released on Election Day. Local incumbents scored landslide victories against lesser-known challengers.

Turnout in City Council and school board races reached 52 percent. King County Elections predicted 52 percent turnout countywide in the days before the election.

In the contested council race, incumbent Joshua Schaer defeated newcomer TJ Filley by 1,871 votes — 4,448 to 2,577. In addition, 28 people cast write-in votes in the race.

Issaquah voters also chose incumbents Fred Butler and Stacy Goodman, and newcomer Paul Winterstein, in uncontested council races.

Suzanne Weaver, a school board incumbent, outpolled newcomer Brian Neville by 5,914 votes — 14,005 to 8,091. The race also included 73 write-in votes.

The other school board contest, between incumbent Brian Deagle and challenger Patrick Sansing, experienced another landslide. Deagle pulled in 6,710 more votes than Sansing — 14,230

to 7,520. People also cast 83 write-in votes in the race.

Uncontested candidate Anne Moore also earned a school board seat in the Nov. 8 election.

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