Ever hear of collateral damage?greenspun.com : LUSENET : I-695 Thirty Dollar License Tab Initiative : One Thread
Ever hear of collateral damage? People aren't just voting for tax relief to get THEIR MONEY back. They also are voting to punish elected officials who JUST DON'T GET IT. And this isn't just going to occur in the off-year elections. Wait until Nov. 2000.
From the Wenatchee World:http://www.stadiumdebate.com/cgi/newscentral/FrameIt.cgi?url=http://www.wenworld.com/ Schoessler holds slim lead over Notter
Campaign treasurer Robert Welsh talks with mayoral candidate Gary Schoessler. Shown below, Pat Notter gets a hug from husband David. World photos/Mike Bonnicksen
By Stephen Maher, World staff writer
WENATCHEE -- As the dust settles from Tuesday's general election, the political futures of two of Wenatchee's established officials are hanging by a thread -- apparently due in part to their opposition to state Initiative 695.
In the race for mayor, businessman and political newcomer Gary Schoessler holds a 40-vote lead over City Commissioner Pat Notter.
City Commissioner Chuck Johnson is leading by just 84 votes over Wenatchee Valley College instructor John Kalahar for City Council Position No. 1. Kalahar led in early returns.
On Friday, the Chelan County Auditor's Office plans to count at least 1,900 absentee ballots received from the county. Slightly less than half of those are thought to be from city voters.
Notter and Johnson were first elected in 1993. Political observers and candidates speculated Schoessler was helped by his support of I-695, the tax rollback measure that won handily statewide, while Notter and Johnson were hurt by their opposition to it.
-- Mark Stilson (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 04, 1999