In the race for Sammamish Council Position 2, continues to lead challenger , and appears likely to win the race. Whitten has 6,377 votes, or 53.86 percent, to Richardson’s 5,434 votes, 45.9 percent of the total so far
Meanwhile, appears to have an unassailable lead for Issaquah School Director District No. 3 with 13,610 votes, or 65.17 percent of the vote to ’s 7,531, or 34.44 percent of the votes, as of Friday, Nov. 18. appears to have secured the Issaquah School Director District No. 5 position with 63.23 percent of the total votes so far, over Brian Neville’s 7,897 votes, or 36.44 percent.
Richardson told Patch that she doesn’t see a need to officially concede before the election results are certified Nov. 29, but acknowledges that Whitten is most likely the winner, saying that historically, only one person who was behind on election day in Sammamish has ended up winning a political contest.
Despite the outcome, Richardson said she thoroughly enjoyed the process, right down to waving campaign signs on street corners.
“It was a lot of fun and a lot of hard work,” she said. “I really enjoyed meeting people.”
Richardson said she wouldn’t rule out another run at office later, adding that garnering 49 percent of the vote softened the loss for her.
“It’s been surprisingly OK,” she said.
Richardson said she will continue in her role as vice-chair of the Sammamish Planning Commission until her term ends at the end of 2012.
“It’s not a bad consolation prize,” she said.