Winterstein, Ramos top council vote getters in August primary

August 11, 2015

NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 11, 2015

Incumbent City Council President Paul Winterstein has the largest number of votes of any candidate in the Aug. 4 council primary.

Hoping to earn a second term on the council, Winterstein will face challenger Christopher Reh for council Position 6.

Paul Winterstein

Paul Winterstein

Bill Ramos

Bill Ramos

For council Position 4, Bill Ramos came out on top of a crowded field of four candidates. Read more

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Winterstein, Ramos lead Issaquah council primary races

August 4, 2015

UPDATED — 8:42 p.m. Aug. 4, 2015

Incumbent Issaquah City Councilman Paul Winterstein received the most votes of any local council candidate as primary election results rolled in Tuesday night.

Paul Winterstein

Paul Winterstein

Bill Ramos

Bill Ramos

The council president led the primary to retain his Position No. 6 seat with 1,911 ballots cast in his favor, or 58.71 percent of the vote.

He will face Christopher Reh, who earned 33.76 percent of the vote, in the general election. Gregg Leinweber was a distant third, garnering just more than 200 votes.

In the race for Position No. 4, Bill Ramos has the top spot with a little more than 44 percent of the vote. Tim Flood comes in behind him with 26.71 percent, followed by Steven Bishop with 20.46 percent and Daniel Johnson with 7.73 percent. Read more

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Editorial — The Issaquah Press primary endorsements

July 23, 2015

Local voters already should have received mail-in ballots for the upcoming primary election for the Issaquah City Council. Voters have two primary races to decide, with the top two vote getters in each race continuing to the general election in November.

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Joshua Schaer’s open council seat attracts plenty of attention

July 16, 2015

For whatever reason, the Issaquah City Council Position 4 seat to be vacated at year’s end by Joshua Schaer has attracted its fair share of attention.

In the Aug. 4 primary, voters will choose from among four candidates hoping to replace Schaer. Ballots for the primary were mailed July 15.

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Three candidates compete for 9th District council seat

July 30, 2013

Ballots for the August primary are due Aug. 6 and the only local King County Council seat up for election represents District 9.

Reagan Dunn seeks his third four-year term in the large district that spans Bellevue, Newcastle, Renton and surrounds Issaquah to the south. He is a former federal prosecutor and attorney in civil practice.

According to his statement in the county voters’ pamphlet, he has “worked to keep county government’s spending in check and your taxes low while working hard to protect our environment and public health services.” Additionally, he said he focused on prioritizing government spending so critical emergency services and road maintenance are properly funded.

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