Barton is Bellevue’s
Barton: 163; Fairfield: 94
By PETER BOLTZ
Express Staff Writer
The winners in Bellevue’s mayoral and alderman elections
Monday were John Barton, mayor; George Moore, alderman; Dale Shappee,
alderman; and Wayne Douthit, alderman.
Drew Chittenden signs in to vote while
the Bellevue election judges look on. From left to right, they are
Margaret Dudley, Julie Adair, Lillian Wright and Adelia Swaner. Express
photo by Willy Cook
Barton thanked his wife Janet for her hard work, which
included campaigning door to door.
"We never thought a victory was a given," he
said, then he thanked everyone who voted.
Moore, who starts his fourth consecutive term with this
win, said he was really happy he won again.
"I’m glad John made it as mayor," he said.
"We have a good group of people around the table, and I look for good
things happening in the future."
The election drew 259 voters to city hall, the sole
polling station. The last mayoral election on April 5, 1999, drew 164
The following was the final tally, though the vote will be
officially certified by the Bellevue City Council on April 12:
John Barton, 163
Dick Fairfield, 94
George Moore, 174
Dale Shappee, 167
Wayne Douthit, 139
Tammy Schofield, 135
Jeffery Lewallen, 72
There were also two write-ins for alderman: Monte
Brothwell, 1; and Larry Plott, 1.
Election judges Margaret Dudley, Julie Adair, Lillian
Wright and Adelia Swaner started the count when polls closed at 8 p.m.