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County releases final vote count for Nov. 5 election
One month later, the results of Snohomish County’s Nov. 5 election are officially in.
The Arlington City Council saw two races decided by sliver-thin margins, while the other two were won by comfortably broad leads.
In Position 1, incumbent Steve Baker lost to challenger Jesica Stickles. Baker received 1,722 votes, or 49.44 percent of the vote, while Stickles received 1,740 votes, or 49.96 percent of the vote.
In Position 2, challenger Shery Christianson failed to unseat Chris Raezer. Christianson received 1,665 votes, or 49.33 percent of the vote, while Raezer received 1,691 votes, or 50.1 percent of the vote.
Position 3 incumbent Debora Nelson ran unopposed and won 2,866 votes, or 96.66 percent of the vote.
In the Position 7 race, which had no incumbent, Jan Schuette beat fellow candidate Mike Hopson. Schuette received 1,926 votes, or 56.5 percent of the vote, while Hopson received 1,455 votes, or 42.68 percent of the vote.
The Marysville City Council retained all of its incumbents by a clear margin.
In Position 1, incumbent Jeffrey Vaughan defeated challenger Elijah Olson. Vaughan received 7,366 votes, or 69.27 percent of the vote, while Olson received 3,196 votes, or 30.05 percent of the vote.
In the Position 2 and 4 races, respective incumbents Donna Wright and Michael Stevens both ran unopposed. Wright received 8,692 votes, or 95.58 percent of the vote, while Stevens received 9,034 votes, or 97.74 percent of the vote.
In Position 3, incumbent Jeff Seibert kept his seat against challenger B.J. Guillot. Seibert received 6,259 votes, or 58.97 percent of the vote, while Guillot received 4,281 votes, or 40.34 percent of the vote.
In Position 7, appointed incumbent Kamille Norton won her first election against challenger Scott Allen. Norton received 6,720 votes, or 63.69 percent of the vote, while Allen received 3,766 votes, or 35.69 percent of the vote.
The two incumbents for the Marysville Municipal Court ran unopposed and won their seats, as Position 1 Judge Fred Gillings received 9,116 votes, or 98.08 percent of the vote, while Position 2 Judge Lorrie Towers received 9,090 votes, or 98.09 percent of the vote.
All the candidates in the Arlington and Marysville School District Board of Directors races also won their races by running unopposed.
Arlington School District Director District 3 incumbent Ursula Ghirardo received 5,722 votes, or 97.03 percent of the vote, while District 5 incumbent Robert “Bob” McClure received 5,692 votes, or 97 percent of the vote.
Marysville School District Director District 1 incumbent Chris Nation received 11,104 votes, or 97.71 percent of the vote, while District 4 newcomer Bruce Larson received 10,998 votes, or 97.85 percent of the vote.
While two incumbents for the Lakewood School District Board of Directors ran unopposed and won their seats, the third incumbent pulled ahead of his challenger.
Lakewood School District Director District 3 incumbent David Kiefer received 2,420 votes, or 98.37 percent of the vote, while District 2 incumbent Kelly Allen received 2,421 votes, or 98.02 percent of the vote. District 1 incumbent Oscar Escalante extended his lead over challenger Michael Blank. Escalante received 1,506 votes, or 52.38 percent of the vote, while Blank received 1,339 votes, or 46.57 percent of the votes.
All of these election results were certified by the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office on Nov. 26, and none of them required a recount.