Final: Peltier edges Mandelkorn by 26 votes

  • Monday, August 16, 2021 6:12pm
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Lisa Mandelkorn

Lisa Mandelkorn

It was tight all the way but Ron Peltier ended up edging Lisa Mandelkorn for Bainbridge City Council.

Monday’s final count showed Peltier winning by 26 votes so he will face District 7 incumbent Joe Deets, who received 1,441 votes for 48%.

Peltier is second with 600 votes for 20%, and Mandelkorn third with 574 votes for 19%. Dennis Miller received 370 votes for 12%.

The top two in each contest advance to the Nov. 2 general election.

The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District’s Proposition 1 won 6,394 to 3,226 votes, or 65% to 34%. It restores the property tax level to its original rate of 75 cents per $1,000 valuation.

In the Central Ward race, Clarence Moriwaki won handily with 2,343 votes, or 68%. Incumbent mayor Rasham Nassar was second with 708 votes, or 20%. Sal DeRosalia was knocked out of the race with 384 votes, or 11%.

Looking ahead

The Nov. 2 general election locally looks like this:

District 2 North Ward: Chris Smith v. Brenda Fantroy-Johnson, remainder of two-year term.

District 3 South Ward: Jon Quitslund v. Kent Scott vacated by Christy Carr 4 year term.

District 5 Central Ward: Clarence Moriwaki v. Mayor Rasham Nassar. 4-year post.

District 7 North Ward: Joe Deets v. Ron Peltier. 4-year term.

BI Fire Department commissioner: David Dunn v. Tim Carey Position 5, 6-year term. Andrea Chymiy v. Robert Peterson two-year spot Position 3.

BI Metropolitan Parks & Recreation commission: David Maron v. Tom Goodlin 2-year term Position 5.

Turnout good

For the parks district, there are 20,659 registered voters and 9,791 cast ballots, or 47%.

While there are 7,178 registered voters in the District 5 Central Ward, 3,557 cast ballots, or 50%.

In District 7 North Ward, there are 6,473 registered voters and 3,100 voted, a percentage of 48%.

Countywide turnout was 32%, with 46,183 voting out of 142,775 registered.

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