Bellevue City Council candidate Vandana Slatter gained ground Thursday over incumbent Don Davidson in their contest for second place in a three-way council primary.
Slatter, an Amgen medical liaison who set a primary campaign-fundraising record in her largely self-funded campaign, widened her lead over Davidson to 207 votes, the largest number since the first votes were counted Tuesday.
Lynne Robinson, a physical therapist and city Parks Board chair, won the top-two primary with 48 percent of the vote. Slatter had 26.4 percent and Davidson 25.3 percent in the Thursday count.
Davidson, a dentist and former mayor who was first elected to the City Council in 1983, got a slow start in the campaign because of illness and then missed a deadline to submit material for inclusion in the King County Voters’ Pamphlet.