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May 29, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Bellevue City Council adopts ethics code

A new ethics code for Bellevue spells out new prohibitions against City Council members using their office to enrich themselves, and calls for appointment of an ethics officer to investigate complaints of misconduct. The ordinance, passed by the council Tuesday night, is a good step forward that gives ethical guidelines to elected and appointed officials, Deputy Mayor Jennifer Robertson said before…

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January 4, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Conrad Lee elected Bellevue mayor

The Bellevue City Council has elected Conrad Lee as mayor and Jennifer Robertson as deputy mayor. Lee, a council member since 1994, and Robertson, elected to the council in 2009, will serve two-year terms. They were elected unanimously by the council Tuesday. Lee and Robertson are part of a 4-3 council majority that two years ago rejected…

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January 3, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Bellevue council names new mayor

The Bellevue City Council has  unanimously elected councilmember Conrad Lee as mayor. Lee, was born in China and moved to Bellevue in 1967. He is the first ethnic minority to serve as mayor of that city. He replaces Councilmember Don Davidson, whose two-year term as mayor expired at the end of 2011. Lee, who previously served as deputy…

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December 9, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Recount: Stokes wins Bellevue City Council seat

It’s John Stokes. Stokes was elected to the Bellevue City Council Friday, defeating Aaron Laing by 54 votes in a manual recount. That was an increase of three votes over Stokes’ machine tally among 35,867 ballots. King County Elections said in a statement that technology has reduced but not eliminated errors. “We are still dependent upon people to perform…

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November 29, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Stokes wins in Bellevue, recount scheduled

A hard-fought battle for an open Bellevue City Council seat ended Tuesday, with a 51-vote victory by John Stokes over Aaron Laing. But the narrow margin separating the candidates — just under 0.17 percent — means the results will be subject to a manual recount, which will begin Dec. 8. The election, which focused largely on Sound…

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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…

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November 8, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Bellevue City Council: Light-rail supporters hang on

Bellevue voters retained two incumbents on the city council, while two candidates in an open seat were locked in a virtual tie. John Chelminiak and Claudia Balducci, the two council members who won re-election, are part of a minority that supports Sound Transit’s planned light-rail route. In the open seat, John Stokes, a retired attorney who…

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