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Tacoma mayor: Too close to call

Post by Lewis Kamb / The News Tribune on Nov. 3, 2009 at 11:06 pm with 3 Comments »
November 3, 2009 11:16 pm

With the second batch of ballots counted and posted, the race for Tacoma mayor is still too close to call.

Marilyn Strickland holds a wafer thin lead — just 133 votes — over Jim Merritt.  If past election trends hold true, there are still more than half of the ballots remaining to be counted.vote_1

Stick a fork in the other muncipal races.

Victoria Woodards easily extinguished firefighter Keven Rojecki.

Marty Campbell coasted to victory over Roxanne Murphy.

And in the battle of (last) name recognition, Joe Lonergan beat Beckie Summers Kirby.

(Oh yeah: unopposed Councilman Jake Fey won, too).

Here are the latest results posted by the Pierce County Auditor:

Tacoma Mayor
NP – Jim Merritt

6,981

49.40%

NP – Marilyn Strickland

7,114

50.34%

Write-In

38

0.27%

Over Votes

3

Under Votes

755

Tacoma Council-at-Large Position 6
NP – Keven Rojecki

5,772

43.20%

NP – Victoria R. Woodards

7,536

56.40%

Write-In

53

0.40%

Over Votes

3

Under Votes

1,527

Tacoma Council District 2
NP – Jake Fey

2,726

98.02%

Write-In

55

1.98%

Over Votes

0

Under Votes

764

Tacoma Council District 4
NP – Marty Campbell

1,252

61.10%

NP – Roxanne Murphy

789

38.51%

Write-In

8

0.39%

Over Votes

0

Under Votes

123

Tacoma Council District 5
NP – Joe Lonergan

1,416

57.14%

NP – Beckie Summers Kirby

1,053

42.49%

Write-In

9

0.36%

Over Votes

2

Under Votes

151

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. lonergan says:

    I’ve won Council races and I’ve lost. I want to congratulate the winners and also the second-place finishers, for working so hard and caring so much about Tacoma. Teddy Roosevelt said something about getting in the ring and not just being a spectator. Win or finish second, every one of you worked hard and deserve our respect.

  2. Same ole thing for Tacoma. — new names but no change. When will we learn?

  3. ClownPosse says:

    “and caring so much about Tacoma.”

    Oh, Please !

    Lots of talk, no actions !

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