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November 8, 2011 at 9:00 PM

King County Council: Jane Hague leading

Longtime Metropolitan King County Councilmember Jane Hague was headed to re-election of her Eastside seat, leading Richard Mitchell, the toughest challenger she has faced since she was first elected to the council in 1993.

“Whoaaaaaa!” was the reaction from longtime Metropolitan King County Councilmember Jane Hague as she first saw the early results giving her a 54-46 margin over Richard Mitchell, the toughest challenger she has faced since she was first elected to the council in 1993. “I would have been happy with 51 percent.”

Asking how she did it, she said, “working every single neigborhood of the Eastside.”

She seemed overwhelmed at the results. “Wow,” Hague said, over and over.

Asked about her goals, she said, “Be a good partner with the private sector in reforming county government.”

Three other incumbents cruised to victory, including Joe McDermott, who led Diana Toledo by a 67-33 margin. Commissioners Larry Phillips and Larry Gossett were unopposed.

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