Valley voters choose new school board members in final election results

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:58pm
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Separated by only 44 votes in the race for Snoqualmie City Council, Position 6, incumbent Sean Sundwall was certified as the election winner Tuesday with just 1.3 percent more votes than his opponent, Monica Lowney.

Theirs was by far the closest race to be counted in the Nov. 7 general election, which saw an overall voter turnout of nearly 43 percent.

In most races, voters returned the incumbents to their offices, but not in either of the two contests for seats on the Snoqualmie Valley School Board.

District 1 incumbent Tavish MacLean lost to challenger Melissa Johnson by 2.3 percent in the final results and incumbent Marci Busby, District 4, lost to Gary Fancher by 5 percent.

All North Bend incumbents and all but one Snoqualmie incumbent will be among those taking the oath of office in January, too.

Countywide, most incumbents are also returning to their seats, except for Sheriff John Urquhart, who trailed his opponent, Mitzi Johanknecht, 13.5 percent.

Following are the final results:

Snoqualmie Mayor – Matt Larson 2,144, 58 percent; Fuzzy Fletcher 1,569, 42 percent;

Snoqualmie City Council Position 1 – Bob Jeans 1,859, 54 percent; Cristie Coffing 1,600, 46 percent;

Snoqualmie City CouncilPosition 2 – Katherine Ross 1,943, 57 percent; Lesley Sheppard 1,490, 43 percent;

Snoqualmie City Council Position 3 – Bryan Holloway 1,807, 54 percent; Tom Wood 1,529, 46 percent;

Snoqualmie City Council Position 5 – Matt Laase 2,196, 67 percent; Terry Sorenson 1,089, 33 percent;

Snoqualmie City Council Position 6 – Sean Sundwall 1,754, 51 percent; Monica Lowney 1,710, 49 percent

Snoqualmie City Council Position 7 – Peggy Shepard 1,812, 54 percent; Kathi Prewitt 1,541, 46 percent;

North Bend City Council Position 2 – Alan D. Gothelf 1,008, 69 percent; Ryan Stothers 461, 31 percent;

North Bend City Council Position 4 – Ross Loudenback 849, 56 percent; Rich Wiltshire 656, 44 percent

North Bend City Council Position 6 – Jeanne Pettersen 1,105;

Snoqualmie Valley School Board District 1 – Melissa Johnson 4,705, 51 percent; Tavish MacLean 4,495, 49 percent

Snoqualmie Valley School Board District 4 – Gary Fancher 4,804, 53 percent; Marci Busby 4,331, 47 percent;

Riverview School Board District 1 – Lori Maudlin Oviatt 3,787, 65 percent; Stuart Lisk 2,060, 35 percent

Riverview School Board District 5 – Sabrina Parnell 4,408;

Duvall Mayor – Amy Ockerlander, 1,720, 69 percent; Jason Walker 774, 31 percent;

Duvall City Council Position 1 – Dianne Brudnicki 1,261, 55 percent; Richard Wilson 1,036, 45 percent;

Duvall City Council Position 2 – Matthew Eyer 1,769;

Duvall City Council Position 3 – Amy McHenry 1,403, 62 percent; Chantel Thurman 859, 38 percent;

Duvall City Council Position 5 – Michelle Hogg 1,730;

Duvall City Council Position 6 – Jennifer Knaplund 1,503, 62 percent; Will Ibershof 940, 38 percent;

Si View Metro Park District Commissioner Position 1 – Amy McGhee 2,725;

City Of Carnation Council Position No. 2 – Jim Ribail 325

City Of Carnation Council Position No. 4 – Kimberly Lisk 307

Legislative District 45 State Senator – Manka Dhingra (D) 27,755, 55 percent; Jinyoung Lee Englund (R) 22,361, 44 percent;

Metropolitan King County Executive – Dow Constantine 388,266, 77 percent; Bill Hirt 114,318, 23 percent;

Metropolitan King County Sheriff – Mitzi Johanknecht 283,745, 57 percent; John Urquhart 216,214, 43 percent;

County Council District No. 3 – Kathy Lambert 34,358, 57 percent; John Murphy 25,608, 43 percent;

King County Fire Protection District 10 Commissioner Position No. 1 – Gloria Hatcher-Mays 3,402;

King County Fire Protection District 10 Commissioner Position No. 2 – Donald Smith 3,393;

King County Fire Protection District 10 Commissioner Position No. 4 – Alan Martin 3,416;

King County Fire Protection District 27 Commissioner Position No. 1 – Lilly Hansen 987;

King County Fire Protection District 38 Commissioner Position No. 1 – Ron Pedee 1,639, 77 percent; Daniel Lang 485, 22 percent;

King County Fire Protection District 45 Commissioner Position No. 1 – Harry Oestreich 2,100, 52 percent; Michelle Orndorf 1,939, 48 percent;

Fall City Water District Commissioner Position No. 1 – Eric Soderman 467

Public Hospital District No. 4 (Snoqualmie Valley Hospital) Commissioner Position No. 3 – Emma R. Herron 6,990

Fall City Metropolitan Park District Commissioner Position No. 3 – Charles H. Kellogg 1,090

In voter initiatives, both the county’s new veterans and human services levy, and Si View Metro Parks’ Proposition 1 passed with overwhelming majorities:

Si View Metro Park District Proposition 1 – Yes 3,540, 86 percent; and No 578, 14 percent;

King County Proposition 1, Levy Lid Lift for Veterans, Seniors and Vulnerable Populations – Approved 356,986 69 percent; and Rejected, 163,489, 31 percent.

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