By Chris Hendrickson, Monitor
A few of the Sultan City Council candidates gathered at J.D. Slicks on election night, anxiously awaiting the unofficial election results. At just after 8:20 p.m., the preliminary numbers were in. Voter turnout was light, and when the results were posted, already about three quarters of Snohomish County votes had been counted. The count will continue through the week, and will be updated daily after 5 p.m.
CITY OF SULTAN COUNCIL POSITION 1
Incumbent Ken Marshall is in the lead at 49.89 percent, or 217 votes. Bob McCarty is close behind him at 49.2 percent, or 214 votes.
CITY OF SULTAN COUNCIL POSITION 2
John Seehuus ran unopposed and is at 95.62 percent, or 349 votes.
CITY OF SULTAN COUNCIL POSITION 3
Rocky Walker has the lead at 50.34 percent, or 223 votes. Incumbent Kay George is right behind him at 48.98 percent, or 217 votes.
CITY OF SULTAN COUNCIL POSITION 6
Marianne Naslund is in the lead at 50.58 percent, or 219 votes. Write-in votes were counted at 29.10 percent, or 126 votes. Bart Dalmasso ran as the write-in candidate for this seat.
Geoffrey Evans, who dropped from the race too late to have his name removed from the ballot, received 20.32 percent, or 88 votes.
FIRE DISTRICT 5 COMMISSIONER POSITION 2
Brian Copple ran unopposed and received 98.86 percent, or 694 votes.
The next update will be posted on the Snohomish County Auditor’s website on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. and there will be another update on Thursday.
“For now I am delighted in the initial numbers that have come in on election night,” said Marianne Naslund. “I will anxiously monitor the Snohomish County Auditor’s website over the next couple of days to see where the dust settles in the very close race between Rocky Walker and Kay George for Position 3 and Ken Marshall and Bob McCarty for Position 1.”
GOLD BAR MAYOR
In the race to replace Joe Beavers as mayor of Gold Bar, Linda Loen is well in the lead, with 54 percent of the vote. Because there was no primary in the race, as there were no candidates, three names appear on the ballot. Larry Dum has 15 percent of the vote, and Elizabeth LaZella has 27 percent.
GOLD BAR CITY COUNCIL
There were no contested races, so Thomas Palmer will be new the council this year, and Davi Martin and Lee Hodo will return.