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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 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…

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November 10, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Stokes moves closer to Bellevue victory

John Stokes moved closer Thursday to a seat on the Bellevue City Council, edging further ahead of Aaron Laing in a still-tight race. With a lead of 169 votes, Stokes was ahead 50.25 percent to Laing’s 49.47 percent. Stokes wasn’t yet declaring victory yet. “I’m excited to still be in the lead, and we’re gaining something each…

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November 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Reardon wins in Snohomish County

Aaron Reardon, Snohomish County executive Votes counted Wednesday cemented Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon’s victory over state Rep. Mike Hope. Reardon, a two-term Democratic incumbent, captured 56 percent to Hope’s 43 percent, as of Wednesday’s count. The county reported fewer than 10,000 new votes out of about 200,000 expected. In those votes only, Reardon led…

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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 9, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Marty McLaren increases lead over Seattle School Board President Steve Sundquist

New vote counts released Wednesday afternoon showed an even larger lead for West Seattle challenger Marty McLaren over Seattle School Board President Steve Sundquist. McLaren, a retired teacher, led Sundquist by almost 3,000 votes – 51.5 percent to 48.1 percent. A little more than half of the expected vote had been counted. In the other school board races,…

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November 9, 2011 at 7:08 AM

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November 9, 2011 at 7:03 AM

The Morning Memo / Wednesday: Trucker killed, Bellevue boy still missing, Costco gets to sell liquor

Weather: Look at that big sun over there on the weather chart. And the temperature is expected to be 58 tomorrow. Hey, that’s almost 60 degrees. Yes. Take that November! No rain expected Friday either. More weather. A truck driver was killed in a crash early this morning when his tanker truck overturned on a…

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November 8, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Bellingham mayor trailing after supporting red-light cameras

Voter discontent with red-light camera operations may have helped cost Bellingham’s mayor his job. In Tuesday returns, former state legislator Kelli Linville led one-term mayor Dan Pike by nearly 400 votes, with 14,000 votes counted. Linville had signed the petition that put the challenge to red-light cameras on the ballot. Pike, in contrast, signed a contract that allowed…

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