Bisset pulls ahead in City Council primary

August 17, 2011

By Staff

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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.

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2 Responses to “Bisset pulls ahead in City Council primary”

  1. Gary Adams on August 19th, 2011 11:32 am

    Now it’s time to get serious about looking at the two remaining candidates. And to decide if you want the same old ideas (espoused by Mr. Bisset) or the idea of someone with fresh ideas and a new perspective. Newcastle faces some serious challenges. Most of which could have been addressed back when Mr. Bisset was on the Council before and weren’t. The idea that looking backwards is the way for us to overcome the upcoming issues makes no sense to me. Mr. Bisset is a nice guy but not a strong leader. That was shown by his previous stint on the Council. I urge everyone to closely examine this race and vote to give new voices a chance to be heard.

  2. Steve Hu on August 27th, 2011 8:46 pm

    Irigon has a history of problematic public “service.” He has been involved in several controversies and I certainly do not want him on our City Council. Feel free to look up his history if you don’t believe me.

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