Preliminary Election Results

UPDATE 11/05: SEE UPDATED RESULTS

Here are the preliminary results of the Mountlake Terrace City Council elections. There will be another update Thursday at 5 PM. The closest race right now is for position 3. Doug McCardle has a slight lead of only 109 votes.

Updated 11/04, 4:45 PM

Position 1

Ann Nygaard 40% (978 votes)
Rick Ryan 60% (1482 votes)

Position 2

Jerry Smith 62% (1538 votes)
John Zambrano 37% (939 votes)

Position 3

Andrew Funk 48% (1163votes)
Doug McCardle 52% (1272 votes)

Position 4 (Kyoko Wright wins position 4)

Jasmin Contreras 42% (1039 votes)
Kyoko Wright 57% (1406 votes)

The EMS levy is leading 72%-28%

The Sno-Isle levy is leading 52%-48%.

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19 Comments

  1. unhappymltresident  /  November 3, 2009, 11:01 pm Reply

    Jerry Smith is a crook and we should be ashamed for allowing a corrupt man like this continue!

  2. dustindk  /  November 3, 2009, 11:08 pm Reply

    That's quite a strong statement and obviously 60+% of MLT residents disagree. Have anything to back up this statement?

  3. Anonymous  /  November 4, 2009, 7:01 am Reply

    Jerry Smith is a crook and we should be ashamed for allowing a corrupt man like this continue!

    • Dustin DeKoekkoek  /  November 4, 2009, 7:08 am Reply

      That’s quite a strong statement and obviously 60+% of MLT residents disagree. Have anything to back up this statement?

      • "Hoppy"  /  November 4, 2009, 12:28 pm Reply

        That is a pretty strong statement, and while I can understand the feeling and where that might be coming from, it’s pretty strong without some backup. On another note, it looks like Zambrano will remain in his #7 seat for 2 more years, and Smith has secured his spot for 4. With those results in, I’ll say this now, and you heard it here first… I’ll be vying for position 7 in the 2011 election. It’s apparent that MLT residents like the status quo, so I’m sure it will not be an easy road, but it’s apparent to me that we need some minor changes in the council.More to come on that topic. :)In the interim, I’m happy to see some of the returning faces to our council and congratulate all of them.

        • "Hoppy"  /  November 26, 2009, 1:52 am Reply

          For the record, the 2011 election is quite some time away yet, and although I am seriously considering a move toward position 7, it remains at this point a consideration. I realize the above statement may seem pretty clear in its intention, as a blog entry, it was more thoughts and ideas flowing and should not be considered an official statement of candidacy or the statement that I have organized a campaign.nnWhen I make a definite decision, I will make a more formal statement, probably via an article (not blog response) on this site, and will provide all relevant campaign information at that time.nnThank you for your support!

  4. Mark  /  November 4, 2009, 4:28 am Reply

    That is a pretty strong statement, and while I can understand the feeling and where that might be coming from, it's pretty strong without some backup. On another note, it looks like Zambrano will remain in his #7 seat for 2 more years, and Smith has secured his spot for 4. With those results in, I'll say this now, and you heard it here first… I'll be vying for position 7 in the 2011 general election. It's apparent that MLT residents like the status quo, so I'm sure it will not be an easy road, but it's apparent to me that we need some minor changes in the council.More to come on that topic. :)In the interim, I'm happy to see some of the returning faces to our council and congratulate all of them.

  5. ScottDSmith  /  November 4, 2009, 3:50 pm Reply

    It is a sad day in AMERICA when a coward (unhappymltresident) can hide his/her identity from everyone reading this blog and post unfound, liable and slanderous comments on this website. If you are so unhappy with being a mlt resident, there are 21 other cities in Shohomish County, I would suggest you move to one of them.I will give you the courtesy to know my name! SCOTT D. SMITH I AM THE PROUD SON OF JERRY SMITH.I was born and raised in Mountlake Terrace. Over 41 years! I went to school locally; Brier, Cedarway, Brier/Terrace M.S., and graduated from MLTHS. During my 41 years, I have seen my father volunteer countless hours of his personnel time, money and labor to help numerous MLT residents, MLT buisness, MLT community groups, MLT youth groups, MLT volunteer groups and MLT schools.The readers of this website, please take the time and concideration and speak with any of the current/past MLT residents, buisness owners, buisnesses, community groups, youth groups, volunteer groups and schools who have worked with my father. Also, I am always out in the community, I will gladly discuss all the things my father has done for the community of Mountlake Terrace for over my 41 years. Once you have learned what my father has done for MLT…look at yourself and see if you have contribute a simular amount of time working to better your community!Respectfully submitted to the readers of this website and “unhappymltresident” by SCOTT D. SMITH.

  6. Anonymous  /  November 4, 2009, 11:50 pm Reply

    It is a sad day in AMERICA when a coward (unhappymltresident) can hide his/her identity from everyone reading this blog and post unfound, liable and slanderous comments on this website. If you are so unhappy with being a mlt resident, there are 21 other cities in Shohomish County, I would suggest you move to one of them.rnrnI will give you the courtesy to know my name! rnrnSCOTT D. SMITHrnrn I AM THE PROUD SON OF JERRY SMITH.rnrnI was born and raised in Mountlake Terrace. Over 41 years! I went to school locally; Brier, Cedarway, Brier/Terrace M.S., and graduated from MLTHS. During my 41 years, I have seen my father volunteer countless hours of his personnel time, money and labor to help numerous MLT residents, MLT buisness, MLT community groups, MLT youth groups, MLT volunteer groups and MLT schools.rnrnThe readers of this website, please take the time and concideration and speak with any of the current/past MLT residents, buisness owners, buisnesses, community groups, youth groups, volunteer groups and schools who have worked with my father. Also, I am always out in the community, I will gladly discuss all the things my father has done for the community of Mountlake Terrace for over my 41 years. Once you have learned what my father has done for MLT…look at yourself and see if you have contribute a simular amount of time working to better your community!rnrnRespectfully submitted to the readers of this website and “unhappymltresident” by SCOTT D. SMITH.

    • Dustin DeKoekkoek  /  November 5, 2009, 7:18 am Reply

      Scott,nSince I am all fro letting people give their opinions on this site, I gave the commenter an opportunity to provide some sort of evidence pertaining to the accusations made against Jerry. They were obviously more interested in slandering him than bringing up any serious accusations. Because of this I have deleted the comment.

      • Anonymous  /  November 6, 2009, 10:15 am Reply

        Thank You!rnrnScott D. Smith

  7. dustindk  /  November 4, 2009, 11:18 pm Reply

    Scott,Since I am all fro letting people give their opinions on this site, I gave the commenter an opportunity to provide some sort of evidence pertaining to the accusations made against Jerry. They were obviously more interested in slandering him than bringing up any serious accusations. Because of this I have deleted the comment.

  8. Mark  /  November 5, 2009, 5:45 am Reply

    It's unfortunate that so many must post comments like that. As I browse the web, reading posts both political and not, the vitriolic statements run rampant. Blatantly racist, slanderous and plain insults with no semblance to conversation.Typically, when those individuals are confronted with another's view and ideals of debate and intelligent conversation, the internet response is typically two words with a total of 7 letters.This kind of behavior is pretty rampant on the internet and should be taken with a bit of salt, as the internet affords us that ability to vent, share and, unfortunately, insult under the protection of anonymity. I don't like the behavior, and it takes away from the legitimacy of a blog such as this, but I have to support the right that unhappymltresident has to post in that manner, and subsequently, his opinion.Since the post did not threaten, use profane language or was otherwise sexually, morally, or ethically inappropriate, I think you should have left it as a centerpiece and catalyst to further intelligent conversation and debate.

  9. dustindk  /  November 5, 2009, 8:11 am Reply

    After thinking about this more and sleeping on it. I've decided to leave the original comment as it was. I do wish the commenter would continue the conversation but with an obviously fake email address they won't be getting updates unless they come back to visit the site.

  10. "Hoppy"  /  November 5, 2009, 1:45 pm Reply

    It’s unfortunate that so many must post comments like that. As I browse the web, reading posts both political and not, the vitriolic statements run rampant. Blatantly racist, slanderous and plain insults with no semblance to conversation.nnTypically, when those individuals are confronted with another’s view and ideals of debate and intelligent conversation, the internet response is typically two words with a total of 7 letters.nnThis kind of behavior is pretty rampant on the internet and should be taken with a bit of salt, as the internet affords us that ability to vent, share and, unfortunately, insult under the protection of anonymity. I don’t like the behavior, and it takes away from the legitimacy of a blog such as this, but I have to support the right that unhappymltresident has to post in that manner, and subsequently, his opinion.nnSince the post did not threaten, use profane language or was otherwise sexually, morally, or ethically inappropriate, I think you should have left it as a centerpiece and catalyst to further intelligent conversation and debate.

  11. Dustin DeKoekkoek  /  November 5, 2009, 4:11 pm Reply

    After thinking about this more and sleeping on it. I’ve decided to leave the original comment as it was. I do wish the commenter would continue the conversation but with an obviously fake email address they won’t be getting updates unless they come back to visit the site.

  12. ScottDSmith  /  November 6, 2009, 2:15 am Reply

    Thank You!Scott D. Smith

  13. Mark  /  November 25, 2009, 5:52 pm Reply

    For the record, the 2011 election is quite some time away yet, and although I am seriously considering a move toward position 7, it remains at this point a consideration. I realize the above statement may seem pretty clear in its intention, as a blog entry, it was more thoughts and ideas flowing and should not be considered an official statement of candidacy or the statement that I have organized a campaign.When I make a definite decision, I will make a more formal statement, probably via an article (not blog response) on this site, and will provide all relevant campaign information at that time.Thank you for your support!

  14. Mark  /  November 26, 2009, 1:52 am Reply

    For the record, the 2011 election is quite some time away yet, and although I am seriously considering a move toward position 7, it remains at this point a consideration. I realize the above statement may seem pretty clear in its intention, as a blog entry, it was more thoughts and ideas flowing and should not be considered an official statement of candidacy or the statement that I have organized a campaign.When I make a definite decision, I will make a more formal statement, probably via an article (not blog response) on this site, and will provide all relevant campaign information at that time.Thank you for your support!

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