General-election results finalized
December 1, 2009 · Updated 11:52 AM
Results of the Nov. 3 general election are now final.
As was reflected by early numbers, voters doled out one upset among Bothell City Council members and showed some dissatisfaction with the Northshore School District Board of Directors.
Bothell City Council
As previous numbers showed, the big news here is the defeat of Deputy Mayor Sandy Guinn by challenger Tom Agnew. Final combined numbers from voters in King and Snohomish counties have Agnew outdistancing Guinn 4,483 ballots to 3,961.
Elsewhere, incumbents held on to their seats across the board. Incumbent Joshua Freed defeated Planning Commission member Joyce Wojcik, 4,813 to 3,810. Councilman Del Spivey retained his seat, beating challenger Gerry Gawne, 4,409 to 3,962. And finally, Councilman Patrick Ewing was re-elected over challenger Jennifer Armenta, 4,562 to 3,975.
Kenmore City Council
There were no surprises here as both incumbents held on to their positions. Despite some controversy over the city budget, final numbers from King County show Councilwoman Laurie Sperry holding off challenger Diane Brennan, 3,595 to 2,145. Councilman Allan Van Ness defeated candidate Patrick O’Brien, 3,327 to 2,433.
While the incumbents who chose to run held their own, Kenmore Council will include one different face in January. Former Councilman Bob Hensel will return to office, replacing the departing Randy Eastwood. Hensel was the only candidate to file to replace Eastwood, who chose not to seek another term in office. Hensel previously served on council 2004-2007 when he lost a bid for re-election.
The winners here are actually already full-blown members of the district board of directors. Superintendent Larry Francois gave the oath of office to three new boardmembers the evening of Nov. 24, the very day both counties certified their election results.
Joining the board were Julia Lacey, Todd Banks and Sandy Hayes. Both Lacey and Banks had to defeat former incumbents to gain their seats. Hayes was the only person to file to replace a third former boardmember, Gene Hawkridge, who decided not to run for re-election. First-term members are now a majority on the five-member school board.
Final election results show Banks defeating former school-board President Cathy Swanson, 16,733 to 12,574. Lacey overcame former board representative Sue Buske, 17,433 to 11,953.