While election results in other parts of King County and the state won’t be certified until recounts are complete, Vashon-Maury Island’s are all sewn up.
The King County Elections office released new totals on Nov. 26, the day officials had said results would be certified, while a few council races in Bothell, Redmond and Mercer Island remain outstanding until the first week of December.
Proposition 1, which created hospital district no. 5, received overwhelming support from islanders, with 4,317 (71.14%) voting “for” it and 1,751 (26.86%) voting “against.”
Subsequently, the passage of that ballot initiative solidified a five-seat hospital district board of commissioners, with each of the winning candidates coming out with lopsided margins against their opponents.
For position no. 1, Donald P. Wolczko received 3,292 (70.46%) votes, while John J. Staczek received 1,350 (28.90%). Thirty islanders wrote in another person’s name on their ballot.
For position no. 2, Eric Pryne received 3,797 (88.69%) votes, while his opponent, Bill Swartz — whose name was on the ballot even though he did not campaign for office — received 451 (10.53%). Thirty-three people wrote in another candidate.
For position no. 3, LeeAnn Brown received 3,065 (66.92 %) votes, while her opponent, Bill West, received 1,486 (32.45 %). Twenty-nine people wrote in another person’s name on their ballot.
For position no. 4, Wendy Noble received 3,950 (89.18 %) votes, while Dan Erin received 454 (10.25 %). Twenty-five people wrote in another name on their ballot.
For position no. 5, Tom Langland received 3,968 (81.11 %) votes, while Bonnie Olney received 902 (18.44 %). Twenty-two people wrote in another name on their ballot.
In the race for school board, director position no. 1, Bob Hennessey received 2,657 (52.13 %) votes, while his opponent, incumbent Dan Chasan, received 2,424 (47.56 %). Sixteen people wrote in another name on their ballot.
There were several other candidate races on Vashon, but those were uncontested: Camille Staczek for Vashon Fire & Rescue position no. 2; Zabette Macomber and Toby Holmes for school board; Marta Medcalf for Vashon Sewer District commissioner, position no. 2; as well as Hans Van Dusen, Bob McMahon and Karen M. Gardner for commissioner of the Park District.
The Vashon-Maury Island Park and Recreation District levy passed with 4,867 people (79.98%) voting for it and 1,218 (20.02%) voting against it.