Bisset pulls ahead in City Council primary
August 17, 2011
NEW — 4:50 p.m., Aug. 17, 2011
Gordon A. Bisset has established a commanding lead in Newcastle’s primary race for the fourth position on the City Council.
With about 70 percent — or 938 votes — Bisset pulls ahead of candidate Frank Irigon, who has gathered 312 votes, or about 23 percent to total votes cast, according to updated information provided on the King County elections website.
Both candidates will advance to the November ballot for the general election.
Andrew T. Shelton, who dropped out of the race in July, received about 6 percent — or 83 — of the votes cast.
A total of 1,435 out of 6,203 registered voters cast a ballot in the August primary.
The primary results won’t be official until all ballots postmarked with the appropriate date are counted and the election is certified.