Shoreline Council candidate Salomon extends lead over McClelland to 109 votes

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

By Evan Smith

Contributing Writer

Shoreline City Council candidate Jesse Salomon expanded his lead over opponent Robin McClelland to 109 votes Monday from his 104-vote lead of last week.

The count came a day before King County elections officials plan to certify results. The countywide voter turnout already had passed the expected final turnout of 52 percent. Officials had 200 uncounted ballots on hand from around the County at the close of business Monday.

Of the 18,116 ballots counted from the city of Shoreline, 7,520 had votes for Salomon, 7,411 had votes for McClelland, 54 had write-in votes and 3,131 left the position blank.

Salomon continued to be outside the range for a mandatory recount. With the two candidates having a total of 14,931 votes, a margin of 74 votes or fewer would put them within the 0.5 percent margin for a mandatory recount.

While Salomon has 50.18 percent of the vote to 49.46 percent for McClelland, incumbent Councilman Chris Eggen had 70.44 percent to 29.20 percent for challenger William Hubbell, and incumbent Councilwoman Doris McConnell had 60.84 percent to 38.74 percent for former Councilwoman Janet Way.

Salomon and McClelland were seeking the position that Councilman Terry Scott now holds.
Voter turnout in the City of Shoreline was 54.19 percent, compared to a countywide turnout of 52.05 percent and a statewide turnout of 52.87 percent.


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