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November 18, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Wallace declares victory in Bellevue City Council race

Bellevue City Council member Kevin Wallace declared victory today in his bid for a second term as challenger Steve Kasner’s prospects faded. Wallace held a 201-vote lead over Kasner with 33,715 vote-by-mail ballots counted. Wallace had 50.23 percent of the vote to Kasner’s 49.54 — numbers that changed little from earlier counts. Based on King County Elections ballot return statistics released…

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November 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Wallace lead over Kasner shrinks slightly in Bellevue council race

Bellevue City Councilman Kevin Wallace lost some ground but still led challenger Steve Kasner by 185 votes Friday. Although Kasner narrowed Wallace’s lead by 16 votes, figures from King County Elections suggest fewer than 2,000 votes remain to be counted and Kasner would need to win a significantly higher percentage of those votes in order to win. Wallace led…

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November 12, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Kasner further erodes Wallace’s lead for Bellevue council

Bellevue City Council candidate Steve Kasner gained ground on Kevin Wallace today but still remained 172 votes behind the incumbent. The outcome remained in question as Kasner continued to win a majority of the dwindling number of ballots remaining to be counted. King County Elections reported 2,777 ballots are ready to be counted and another 863 have been received from…

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November 5, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Robinson, Lee win easily, Wallace narrowly ahead in Bellevue council race

UPDATE |8:40 p.m: Lynne Robinson won big over Vandana Slatter for a seat on the Bellevue City Council. Robinson, a long-time community activist, had a 63-37 percent lead over Slatter in the Tuesday night vote count. Kevin Wallace, seeking a second term on the council, held a smaller 51-49 percent lead over Steve Kasner. Mayor Conrad Lee handily…

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August 20, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Davidson endorses Slatter for Bellevue City Council

Bellevue City Council candidate Vandana Slatter picked up a major endorsement today from longtime Councilmember Don Davidson. Slatter, who edged out Davidson in the top-two primary, will face Lynne Robinson in the November general election. “It is important that our city government stay balanced, nonpartisan, and focused on the needs of citizens,” Davidson said in a news release…

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August 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Bellevue City Councilman Don Davidson concedes

Bellevue City Councilman Don Davidson on Friday conceded defeat in the primary race for his Position 6 seat to opponents Lynne Robinson and Vandana Slatter, citing results that left him in third place by just over 1 percentage point. Robinson leads the race, carrying nearly half the 21,486 votes counted. Davidson, who has served on the…

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August 9, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Davidson’s prospects dim in Bellevue City Council primary

Bellevue City Councilman Don Davidson’s chances of re-election dimmed further today as Vandana Slatter widened her lead for the second straight day in the top-two primary. Slatter and Davidson are competing to face Lynne Robinson in the general election. Robinson took 48 percent of the primary vote. Slatter was 244 votes ahead of Davidson after Friday afternoon’s vote count. She had…

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August 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Slatter opens wider lead in Bellevue City Council race

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…

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August 6, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Bellevue council hopeful Slatter contributes more personal funds

Vandana Slatter, already in record fundraising territory for a Bellevue City Council primary, threw more of her own money into the contest on the eve of the election. Slatter on Monday reported to the state Public Disclosure Commission that she had put another $26,304 of personal funds into the campaign, bringing her total stake to $72,756, including…

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June 11, 2013 at 11:22 AM

McKenna solicits support for Bellevue’s Davidson

Veteran Bellevue City Councilmember Don Davidson, sidelined for two months because of health issues, has ramped up his re-election campaign with support from former Attorney General Rob McKenna. In an email to likely Davidson supporters, McKenna asked for contributions, warning, “This year our ‘Dr. Don’ is being targeted for defeat by some of the same Seattle leftist…

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