Bothell City Council / Agnew leads Guinn
November 9, 2009 · 6:44 PM
Bothell City Council candidate Tom Agnew said he had dreams of those infamously incorrect headlines that had presidential candidate Thomas Dewey defeating incumbent President Harry S. Truman all those many decades ago.
Still, according to unofficial numbers from King and Snohomish counties, from among four Bothell City Council elections, Agnew has pulled off the lone upset, unseating Deputy Mayor Sandy Guinn.
The latest election numbers available in time for this issue had Agnew defeating Guinn 3,617 to 3,175.
Numbers will not become official until certified, likely on Nov. 24.
“I have some pretty big shoes to fill,” Agnew said. “I think she’s done a fine job.”
In other races:
Ewing vs. Armenta
Despite what seemed to be a strong challenge from resident Jennifer Armenta, incumbent councilman Patrick Ewing is hanging on to his seat by a vote of 3,665 to 3,186.
Freed vs. Wojcik
Again according to unofficial results, incumbent Joshua Freed is outdistancing challenger and Planning Commission member Joyce Wojcik, 3,774 to 3,136. For the most part, the race was easily one of the quieter local campaigns. Downtown development was on both the mind of the incumbent and the challenger.
Freed said he served on the citizens committee that first studied and ultimately recommended the realignment of state routes 527 and 522 along with Main Street, that rebuilding now being a cornerstone of the city’s overall redevelopment strategy.
“I love the creative process,” Freed said. “I really want to see that all implemented.”
Spivey vs. Gawne
In the face of what seemed a fairly aggressive campaign from challenger Gerry Gawne, incumbent Del Spivey is defeating Gawne, 3,561 to 3,159.
“I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about my time on council,” said Spivey, who seems on his way to winning his second term as a local legislator.