Goss' leading LFP mayoral percentage slips below 50% as ballot return slows to a trickle

Friday, August 19, 2011

Updated 8-19-2011 11:59pm
By Evan Smith

Former Lake Forest Park City Councilwoman Mary Jane Goss continued to lead the mayoral primary Thursday, just as she had Tuesday and Wednesday, but, for the first time, her percentage of the vote fell below 50 percent.

Goss now has 49.46 percent of the vote to 46.90 percent for her likely November general election opponent, current City Councilman and Deputy Mayor Dwight Thompson.

The number of new ballots has slowed to a point where King County elections officials received only 12 new LFP ballots Thursday.

Still, officials will continue to count votes until August 31 to allow ballots to arrive from overseas voters and for ballots to be returned for signature verification.

Lake Forest Park continued to have the highest voter turnout in King County, with 41.41 percent of LFP ballots returned, compared to the Countywide return rate of 35.35 percent.

Primary Vote Count for Lake Forest Park mayor through 4:30 p.m. Thursday:

Dwight A. Thompson      1429    46.90%

Mary Jane Goss               1507    49.46%

Stan Lippmann                    99      3.25%

Write-in                               12      0.39%


Anonymous,  August 19, 2011 at 2:23 PM  

I'm shocked that 99 people found Lippmann rational or convincing enough to vote for.

Anonymous,  August 19, 2011 at 9:34 PM  

I'm surprised that Mary Jane Goss didn't get 78% of the vote.

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