Final election results reveal low turnout

December 3, 2013

By Staff

King County certified the general election results Nov. 26.

No changes were made to the initial local results.

Mayor-elect Fred Butler slightly widened his lead against Joe Forkner, ultimately gaining 74 percent of the vote. The four City Council races were all unopposed, handing Eileen Barber, Stacy Goodman, Tola Marts and newcomer Mary Lou Pauly four-year terms.

Additionally, the park bond easily passed the necessary 60 percent needed, with 77 percent of the vote.

Lisa Callan expanded her initially small lead against Alison Meryweather and clinched the Issaquah School Board District No. 4 seat with 51.6 percent of the vote.

Voter turnout for the city was nearly 46 percent, way down from the 80 percent of last year. Only 8,832 of the city’s registered 19,252 citizens voted.

In countywide elections, Reagan Dunn held on to his lead against challenger Shari Song and retained the 9th District County Council seat. Third District County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert won her seat running unopposed. County Executive Dow Constantine won another term with 78 percent of the vote.



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