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November 14, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Laing narrows gap with Stokes for Bellevue council

Bellevue City Council candidate Aaron Laing gained ground on John Stokes in Monday’s vote count, narrowing Stokes’ lead to 141 votes.

Monday’s count was the first count in which Laing, an attorney backed by downtown developer Kemper Freeman, received more votes than Stokes, a retired attorney backed by developer Wright Runstad and other light-rail supporters

Stokes is ahead 50.15 percent to 49.58 percent.

The number of uncounted ballots received by King County Elections through Sunday in the vote-by-mail election was 3,233.

Ballots counted through Monday totaled 28,934.

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