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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Jessica Greenway making a comeback in Kirkland, after starting out behind

Don’t count incum­bent Kirk­land City Coun­cilmem­ber Jes­si­ca Green­way out just yet.

Though she start­ed out some dis­tance behind her chal­lenger (for­mer state leg­is­la­tor Toby Nixon) last night, Green­way has closed the gap today and now trails by only two hun­dred and ten votes. If this trend con­tin­ues, she may pull ahead of Toby before the week is over, which would make East­side pro­gres­sives very happy.

As of last night, Jes­si­ca was behind by three hun­dred and twen­ty three votes with 25.85% of the city’s reg­is­tered vot­ers hav­ing cast bal­lots. Turnout increased to 30.22% today as King Coun­ty Elec­tions processed and tab­u­lat­ed more ballots.

Here’s where the race stood as of last night:

Coun­cil Posi­tion No. 4
Jes­si­ca Green­way: 48.39% (5,193 votes)
Toby Nixon: 51.40% (5,516 votes)
Write-in: 0.21% (22 votes)

And here’s where the race stands now:

Coun­cil Posi­tion No. 4
Jes­si­ca Green­way: 49.06% (6,168 votes)
Toby Nixon: 50.73% (6,378 votes)
Write-in: 0.21% (26 votes)

If Green­way can con­tin­ue to nar­row the gap by at least a hun­dred votes per day, she will soon be in a posi­tion to take over the lead.

Green­way’s oth­er col­leagues on the city coun­cil — embat­tled Coun­cilmem­ber Bob Ster­noff and Coun­cilmem­ber Dave Ash­er — appear to be on their way to reelec­tion. Ash­er has 65% of the vote and Ster­noff has 52%

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  1. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, Jes­si­ca has­n’t been mak­ing up enough ground to over­take Toby. Do you think there’s any chance she can prevail?

    # by Will C :: November 15th, 2011 at 11:32 AM
  2. Looks like Jes­si­ca was nar­row­ly edged out by Toby. That’s too bad.

    # by Jay Burnell :: November 28th, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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