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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 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 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 7, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Davidson narrows Slatter’s lead for second place in Bellevue council race

Don Davidson narrowed Vandana Slatter’s already slender lead in the contest for the second position in the top-two primary for Bellevue City Council Wednesday afternoon. Slatter holds an 88-vote lead over Davidson, down from her 142-vote advantage in Tuesday results. Lynne Robinson, the primary victor, is more than 3,500 votes ahead of the other two candidates, with just under…

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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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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 24, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Bellevue Councilman Davidson misses voters’ pamphlet deadline

Don Davidson, sidelined for health reasons from the Bellevue City Council and his re-election campaign since early April, faces another challenge in the August primary. Because his campaign failed to meet an official deadline, he won’t have a statement in the King County Local Voters’ Pamphlet. Two challengers, Bellevue Parks Board member Lynne Robinson and former state Pharmacy Board…

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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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