Lambert wins only 52% of vote in Sammamish; Dhingra wins easily

King County Council District 3

King County Council Member Kathy Lambert was reelected to a fourth, four-year term on Nov. 7, snaring 57.21% of the vote across District 3, which stretches from Bellevue to Snoqualmie pass and from North Bend on the south to the Snohomish County line.

King County District 3

But in Sammamish, Lambert captured only 52.49% of the vote against John Murphy, a Democrat, from North Bend. Lambert is a Republican. The race is non-partisan, but parties lined up behind both candidates.

Lambert trailed all Sammamish City Council candidates and the winner in the Sammamish portion of the 45th Legislative District.

Lambert was unopposed four years ago.

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Final weekend before Nov. 7 City Council election

This is the final weekend before the Nov. 7 City Council election on Tuesday.

Voting has been underway since Oct. 20. We’re reposting links to endorsements, recommendations, candidate questionnaires and evaluations by various groups.

Sammamish Comment will be working Election Night, posting initial results as soon as possible after King County Elections posts (advertised for about 8:15pm, but it’s not unusual to be late).

The County updates the results daily, except weekends and Thanksgiving. So will The Comment, as long as any results are too close to call. We will post the final results Nov. 28 and follow up with a precinct analysis.

Typically, Election Night results are within a point or two of the final tally. Also typically, the vote spreads are enough to project winners on Election Night.

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Murphy for King County Council District 3

Sammamish Comment recommends John Murphy for election to King County Council District 3, which includes Sammamish, Issaquah and adjacent unincorporated areas.

Lambert has been the District 3 Council Member for 16 years. Before that, she was a state legislator.

As a matter of preference, The Comment would rather see new blood come in after four terms. This has been true on the Sammamish City Council level and for other elective positions.

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King County Council Dist. 3: John Murphy Questionnaire

John Murphy

Candidate Questionnaire, King County Council District 3

Candidate Name

John Murphy

Your Current Occupation, and the duration in this position:

Attorney at law, Murphy Law Group (2002–Present)

Vice President, M2 Consulting & Resource Group (2002–Present)

Distance Learning Instructor—Fire and Emergency Services, University of Florida (2014–Present)

Distance Learning Instructor, National Emergency Training Center (2013–Present)

Physician Assistant, Multiple Washington State Locations (1977–Present)

Your Campaign Website:

www.electjohnmurphy.com

Your Campaign Email:

info (at) electjohnmurphy.com

General Questions

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King County Council Dist. 3: Kathy Lambert Questionnaire

Kathy Lambert

Candidate Questionnaire, King County Council District 3

Candidate Name: Kathy Lambert

Your Current Occupation, and the duration in this position:

King County Council Member, District 3

Your Campaign Website:

http://www.kathylambert.com/

Your Campaign Email:

No response

General Questions

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City Council Candidates Forum Monday 6pm

The only candidates forum for the Nov. 7 Sammamish City Council election will be Monday, Sept. 25, at City Hall. Details may be found here. Ballots are mailed to voters Oct. 18.

The forum runs from 6pm-8:30pm. Sammamish Comment will be at the forum and provide coverage either that evening or the next day.

The City will tape the forum for broadcast within a few days on Comcast Channel 21 and the City’s website/YouTube channel.

Four Council positions are up for election: 1, 3, 5 and 7. For the first time since 1999, there are no incumbents for these positions. The candidates are (in the order they appear on the ballot):

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