Jacobs, Nicholson, Potter win School Board elections easily

Monday, November 28, 2011

By Evan Smith
Contributing Writer

Incumbent Shoreline School Board members Mike Jacobs and Richard Potter and newcomer Richard Nicholson have easily won election to the Board.

Jacobs defeated challenger Kyle Burleigh by a 65 percent to 34 percent margin. Jacobs had defeated Burleigh 51 percent to 48 percent four years ago. Jacobs was seeking a third four-year term.

Nicholson ran unopposed for the position that Maren Nortan now holds.

Potter defeated challenger Lisa Pyper by a 57 percent to 43 percent margin. Potter was seeking a second term.

The results came with King County reporting a 51.95 percent voter turnout, compared to an expected final turnout of 52 percent. County officials have 700 uncounted ballots from around the County. The County is accepting ballots returned for signature verification through Monday.

County officials plan to release an updated count Monday afternoon and to certify results Tuesday.
Turnout in the School District so far is 56.08 percent.

Of 23,997 votes counted in the District. Jacobs had 12,077, Burleigh had 6,338, 56 were write-in votes and 5,526 were blank. Nicholson had 14,139 votes with 218 write-in votes and 14,357 blank ballots. Potter had 10,207 votes to 7,650 for Pyper, with 56 write-in votes and 6,084 were blank.


Anonymous,  November 28, 2011 at 7:01 AM  

Shouldn't there be term limits?

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