Friday, November 15, 2013
Ronald Wastewater Commission candidate George Webster plans to be sworn in as a new commissioner soon after King County officials certify his election Nov 26.
Webster is running against appointed incumbent Commissioner Richard Matthews for what ballots call a "short and full term." The full term is the six-year term beginning Jan. 1. The short term is the last five weeks of the term that Matthews holds by appointment, starting with the Nov 26 certification of results.
Webster led Matthews by a 53 percent to 47 percent margin with at least 98 percent of ballots counted Friday.
The county canvassing board plans to meet at 3pm Tuesday, Nov 26, to sign certificates of election.
Webster's first meeting as a commissioner will be Dec 10.
Commissioners have moved a scheduled Nov 26 meeting to Monday, Nov 25.