November 12, 2001
Nixon, Lambert big election winners on Eastside
In the Lower Valley elections, the biggest upset came in the race for mayor of Duvall. Challenger Becky Nixon took an early and significant lead over longtime incumbent Glen Kuntz.
By Friday, election totals showed Nixon still considerably ahead with 59 percent to Kuntz's 41 percent. Nixon noted that during her campaign, residents had indicated they felt the city needed a change "after so many years." Kuntz has been mayor for over eight years.
In the race for the open District 3 position on the King County Council, former state Rep. Kathy Lambert (R), carrying 63 percent, won easily over Snoqualmie Valley School Board President Kristy Sullivan (D), with 37 percent.
The following are the remainder of the election results, updated last Friday.
Duvall Council, Position 3
Will Ibershof ..... 69 percent
Diane Salz ..... 31 percent
Riverview School District Board, Director District 1
Dave Hunter ..... 60 percent
Lori Oviatt ..... 40 percent
Riverview School Board, Director District 5
Bob Decker ..... 56 percent
Roberts Brown ..... 44 percent
Water District No. 119 Commissioner, Position 3
Mike Elsberry ..... 35 percent
Roxanne Heller ..... 65 percent
Fall City Water District Commissioner, Position 2
Lyn Watts ..... 70 percent
Mike Tawney ..... 30 percent
City of Carnation Police Protection Levy approved by 55 percent
Fall City Fire Prop. 1 Bonds approved by 71 percent.