DeYoung earns spot on general election ballot
by Jeff Switzer
Lucy DeYoung, Woodinville City Councilmember and the city's first mayor, defeated Republican Randolph J. Bell and will face Democrat Mike Murphy for the open state treasurer position in the general election.
According to early returns, DeYoung, described as a moderate Republican, received 213,236 votes for 26.3 percent of the vote to Bell's 162,798 votes (20 percent). Murphy received 307,601 votes for 38 percent; Jack Kiley got 126,504 votes (15.6 percent).
"We're really pleased with the results," DeYoung said. "I got a very high number of votes. We feel we're positioned very well for the general election, which is a whole different ball game from the primary."
DeYoung comes from a long line of elected officials involved in local politics. Her uncle, Bob DeYoung, was a Mayor of the City of Bothell, as well as serving on the Bothell City Council.
Her father, Al DeYoung, has served on the Northshore School Board and with the Evergreen Hospital Board; her brother, Lowell DeYoung, and cousin, John DeYoung, have both been fire commissioners. Another cousin, Dennis DeYoung, has served on Kirkland's Planning Commission.