Kirkland City Councilmembers Shelley Kloba and Dave Asher have each earned new four year terms on the Kirkland City Council, early results show.
In the race for Position #2, Kloba is winning big against Chinchilla, who apparently isn’t even a Kirkland resident. He voted in Walla Walla last November, and yet he still came out ahead of a real local in the Top Two election.
But that doesn’t matter now. Kloba has clobbered him. She has a whopping 63.07% of the vote, which is pretty commanding. Chincilla has 36.45%.
Shelley Kloba is one of the rising progressive stars of the Eastside. She campaigned with a ton of local and Democratic Party endorsements, and
Asher, meanwhile, is getting a two-thirds vote of confidence from Kirkland residents (66.75%). His opponent, perennial candidate Martin Morgan, didn’t wage much of a campaign, leaving Asher free to lend his support to Kloba’s campaign.
Tonight, they both have a lot to celebrate.