December 3, 2013
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.
November 26, 2013
Mary Lou Pauly will be sworn in Dec. 2
Joe Forkner served his last regular City Council meeting Nov. 18.
After former Councilman Mark Mullet was elected to the state Senate, the City Council chose Forkner to fill the interim position last January. This month, Forkner ran for mayor against Council President Fred Butler and lost, while Mary Lou Pauly ran unopposed for the seat Forkner filled. King County expects to certify Pauly’s election Nov. 26, ending Forkner’s commitment to the council.
May 7, 2013
A week before the King County candidate filings begin, Mary Lou Pauly has thrown her hat into the City Council ring.
Having lived in Issaquah since 1993, the Canadian born 53-year-old has served on the Development Commission for the past 19 years and has had a growing interest in taking a larger role in the city.
“I’ve spent the last three months looking at campaigning,” she said about her decision to officially announce her candidacy. “I figured it was the right time to run.”