Schneider reclaims lead in narrow race for Bainbridge council’s Central Ward

The nail-biter of a race for Bainbridge Island’s District 4, Central Ward council seat has now turned into a cliffhanger.

Incumbent Councilwoman Leslie Schneider took the lead from challenger Grayson William Wildsmith in the second count of votes Wednesday afternoon.

Wildsmith led by 61 votes in the first tally.

Schneider now is in front by 186 votes.

Schneider has 51.1 percent of the vote, compared to Wildsmith’s 47.8 percent.

The initial tally of ballots on Election Night had Wildsmith with 50.1 percent of all ballots cast, while Schneider had 48.8 percent.

An additional 1,038 ballots were counted Wednesday.

The new vote tally stands at 2,898 for Schneider, and 2,712 for Wildsmith.

There are also 59 write-in ballots that have been counted, an increase over the 54 processed on Election Day. Cynthia Bellas was a declared write-in candidate in the race.

More in News

Bainbridge Police Chief Horn resigns from post

Interim Bainbridge Police Chief Jeff Horn has submitted his letter of resignation.… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Bicycle ride ends at Harborview

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, NOV. 2… Continue reading

Budget items come to the fore at next Bainbridge parks meeting

Bainbridge park officials are expected to adopt its 2020 Capital Improvement Fund… Continue reading

Island students honored at UW

More than 50 students from Bainbridge Island have been named to the… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Parking rage

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, NOV. 2… Continue reading

Smith earns degree from WGU

Brian Smith of Bainbridge Island has been awarded a degree from Western… Continue reading

Island band takes second at Vet’s Day competition

The Bainbridge High School Marching Band performed their final 2019 field production… Continue reading

Bainbridge High School senior attains rank of Eagle Scout

Bainbridge High School senior Henry Vandersluis, 18, recently attained the rank of… Continue reading

Most Read