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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

10:47 p.m. — Down the Ballot…

Posted by on September 20 at 22:47 PM

Erica C. Barnett parses the Monorail Board results this way:

The Seattle Monorail Project Board, should it continue to exist, will probably have at least one new member in January — monorail opponent Beth Goldberg, who’s currently polling at 47 percent. (Loose-cannon incumbent Cindi Laws lost the race when she made anti-Semitic comments to a King County Labor Council endorsement panel a month ago.) The other monorail board incumbent, Cleve Stockmeyer, was running well behind anti-monorail challenger Jim Nobles (who had 40.5 percent) with 34.5 percent; but that number was somewhat deceptive, because Stockmeyer’s other primary foe, Dick Falkenbury, ate up some of the pro-monorail vote. Come November, Falkenbury’s votes will likely go to Stockmeyer.