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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Incumbents triumph Tuesday

Three incumbents on the City Council faced challenges this year, but all won handily, according to early King County election results Tuesday.

Grant Degginger, who is mayor, defeated John Robert Albertson with more than 70 percent of the vote. John Chelminiak, the deputy mayor, also took more than 70 percent in a race against Valentina Kiselev. Councilman Phil Noble bested Keri Andrews with nearly 60 percent.

Claudia Balducci won a second term. She faced no challengers.

Seven city councilmembers, elected at-large, serve staggered four-year terms. The councilmembers, in turn, select a mayor and deputy mayor for two-year terms from among themselves. 

The Council sets the general policies of the city, which are implemented by the city manager and staff. 

Complete elections results can be found at the King County Elections website.

Learn more about Grant Degginger, John Chelminiak, Phil Noble and Claudia Balducci.


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