Schofield keeps her
Bellevue council seat
Express Staff Writer
City Councilwoman Tammy Schofield won the only contested seat in the
Bellevue election on April 1, winning 57 votes to Judith Peak’s 38
voter, Eric Allen, gives a smile before casting his vote Monday for
four city council seats. The election drew 95 voters to Bellevue City Hall
on Monday. Express photo by Peter Boltz
other seats up for election were won by incumbent Parke Mitchell with 71
votes, Jon Anderson with 68 votes and Jon Wilkes with 73 votes.
were certain to win since there were only three candidates for the three
A total of
95 votes were cast at Bellevue City Hall on Monday.
one-year seat that Schofield won is a departure from regular Bellevue
politics because council seats are normally for two-year terms.
was appointed by Mayor John Barton last year to fill in for former
councilman George Moore for one year.
suffers from lupus, an immune system disorder, resigned shortly after he
won his re-election bid last year.
election, Schofield will finish out what was Moore’s term, and the seat
will return to being a two-year term.
In a Meet
the Candidates event at the Bellevue Elementary School on March 20, the
newly elected alderman responded to complaints about trash and derelict
cars in the city.
pledged that a citywide cleanup was going to become her issue.
said the city might think about doing monthly cleanups, using volunteers
like the Boy Scouts.
said, "What we need to do is to instill a good dose of community
got a laugh when he said, "I think it starts in the home," he
said, triggering laughter in the audience.
He said he
supported a spring cleanup.