Lakewood Cares representattive Ron Cronk held a slim lead over cardiac profusionist Bruce Banfield in the race for Lakewood City Council Position 1 as of 11 p..m on Nov. 8.
The closely-contested race had Cronk leading by 101 votes afer the first count. If Cronk wins, it would give the Lakewood Cares group one more seat on the council and possibly mean more contentious coucil meetings as the Cares group has opposed many of the current council’s actions so far.
In other election results, Pad Finnigan, another candidate associated with Lakewood Cares, was beating Jason Whalen for Lakewood City Council Position 2. Finnigan had 4,835 votes to Whalen’s 3518.
Incumbent Helen McGovern held an 867 vote lead over opponent Lisa Ikeda for Lakewood City Council Position 3. Current Lakewood Mayor Doug Richardson held a convincing lead over his oppoonent, J. Paul Wagemann, with a vote total of 4,952 to 2,835.
University Place, which had only one contested race for City Council Position 3, saw incumbent Lorna Smith beating challenger Melinda Huish by 497 votes in the first count.
In Steilacoom, the only contested race for Council Position 3 saw Connie Aboubakr beating Annette Zweig-Donham by 44 votes.
Other election results:
Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1 Director Michael Winkler 1,615 votes to John M. Anderson 1,263 votes.
Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1 Director John E. Campbell 1,827 votes to C. D. "Dave" Acree 966 votes.
Clover Park School District No. 400 Connie Coleman Lacadie 3,649 votes to Bob DeFee 3,623 votes.