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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Redmond Mayor John Marchione on his way to a third term; leads challenger Steve Fields

Hey, Nick Pernisco here for NPI. I’ll be ana­lyz­ing East­side elec­tion results tonight, and pay­ing par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to the cities of Belle­vue, Kirk­land, and Red­mond.

There are sev­er­al hot races on the East­side this year. At the top of the list is the con­test between Clau­dia Bal­duc­ci and Jane Hague for King Coun­ty Coun­cil Dis­trict 6. In Red­mond, the only con­test­ed race is for may­or, with incum­bent John Mar­chione pit­ted against chal­lenger Steve Fields.

Fields, a new­com­er to the Red­mond pol­i­tics took on two term incum­bent John Mar­chione on a plat­form of trans­paren­cy.

Mar­chione, with deep polit­i­cal con­nec­tions through­out Red­mond (his moth­er was once the May­or of Red­mond too, many years ago), was backed for reelec­tion by the city coun­cil and many elect­ed lead­ers from across the region.

Fields has two decades of pub­lic sec­tor expe­ri­ence, but none in elect­ed office. Fields put togeth­er a coali­tion of small busi­ness own­ers but was unable to best Mar­chione, who has about 54% of the vote in ear­ly returns.

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