EVERETT, Wash. — Judy Tuohy on Thursday conceded the race for Everett mayor to fellow Metropolis Council member Cassie Franklin.
Franklin will grow to be the primary lady to be elected mayor in Everett because the metropolis was included 124 years in the past.
In the newest vote rely launched Wednesday by the Snohomish County Elections, Franklin had a 198-vote lead over Tuohy with virtually all votes counted. Franklin had 7,803 votes (forty four.sixty seven%) to Tuohy’s 7,605 (forty three.fifty three%). About eleven.eight % of the opposite votes have been forged for write-in candidates.
Election officers advised the Everett Herald that fewer than 20 ballots from Everett remained to be counted. The subsequent vote rely won’t be launched till Tuesday afternoon.
On Thursday, Tuohy conceded the race in a message to her supporters on her marketing campaign’s Fb web page.
“Sadly, my pathway didn’t result in victory on this contest…. Whereas I’ll have misplaced the race I’ve gained a lot, rather more within the friendships and information of what’s necessary to our residents.
“I’m decided greater than ever, to be your voice on metropolis council and work with the brand new administration to seek out the appropriate options for different points we face right now and if these don’t work, I shall be on the lookout for different options.”
And in a press release to the Herald early Thursday, Tuohy stated, “I congratulate Cassie on her victory and look ahead to proceed to work together with her on making Everett the perfect it may be.”
The one lady to occupy the mayor’s job since Everett included in 1893 was Joyce Ebert — and she or he wasn’t elected. She agreed to fill the publish for 2 months after Bob Anderson resigned in 1977.