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For the week of April 4 through April 10, 2001

Barton is Bellevue’s 
new mayor

Barton: 163; Fairfield: 94

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 voters.

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.

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