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November 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Stokes widens lead over Laing in Bellevue

In a tight Bellevue City Council race, John Stokes increased his lead over Aaron Laing to 146 votes Wednesday, but the race remained too close to call.

Thousands of ballots are yet to be counted, and Stokes barely topped 50 percent of votes counted Wednesday. Stokes leads Laing by just over three-quarters of a percentage point.

Stokes, a strong supporter of Sound Transit’s light-rail plan, and Laing, supported by light-rail foe Kemper Freeman, are vying for the seat being vacated by Grant Degginger.

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