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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 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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September 16, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Flap over Bellevue council candidate’s call for Democratic ‘tsunami’

Bellevue City Council candidate Steve Kasner, a Democrat, told a recent Democratic Party gathering he wants to be part of a “tsunami” that sweeps out a Republican majority on the officially nonpartisan council and helps turn the Eastside “absolutely blue.” Kasner’s opponent, incumbent Kevin Wallace, has seized upon the recorded remarks as proof that Kasner is…


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August 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Davidson struggles as Robinson dominates Bellevue City Council race

Lynne Robinson took a huge lead over incumbent Don Davidson and big-spending candidate Vandana Slatter in a race for Bellevue City Council. Slatter, a political newcomer, held a narrow lead in Tuesday returns over Davidson, a longtime councilmember and former mayor whose campaign got off to a slow start due to illness. Robinson, chair of the…


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