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For the week of April 3 - 9 , 2002


Schofield keeps her Bellevue council seat

Express Staff Writer

Bellevue City Councilwoman Tammy Schofield won the only contested seat in the Bellevue election on April 1, winning 57 votes to Judith Peak’s 38 votes.

Bellevue 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

The three 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.

The three were certain to win since there were only three candidates for the three positions.

A total of 95 votes were cast at Bellevue City Hall on Monday.

The one one-year seat that Schofield won is a departure from regular Bellevue politics because council seats are normally for two-year terms.

Schofield was appointed by Mayor John Barton last year to fill in for former councilman George Moore for one year.

Moore, who suffers from lupus, an immune system disorder, resigned shortly after he won his re-election bid last year.

With her 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.

Schofield pledged that a citywide cleanup was going to become her issue.

Anderson said the city might think about doing monthly cleanups, using volunteers like the Boy Scouts.

Wilkes said, "What we need to do is to instill a good dose of community pride."

Mitchell 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.


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