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  Pierce County [WA] Executive - First Count
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Parents > United States > Washington > Counties > Pierce > Pierce County Executive
OfficeCounty Executive
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 09:00pm
Polls Open November 04, 2008 - 09:00am
Polls Close November 04, 2008 - 10:00pm
Term Start January 03, 2009 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 2013 - 12:00pm
Turnout 37.98% Total Population
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedRalphie November 21, 2008 11:50am
Data Sources[Link] [PDF]
Description Incumbent John Ladenburg is term-limited, leaving an open seat.

Note: Consistent with a charter amendment passed by Pierce County voters in 2006, implementing instant runoff voting for all countywide elections except judicial and county prosecutor races, there will be no partisan primaries held for this office. All candidates turning in at least 25 signatures from valid registered voters will be listed on the general election ballot with lowest preferences being removed until a candidate receives a majority of votes.

Lonergan was defeated on the first count. His vote distributed as follows:
McCarthy - 12968
Bunney - 13626
Goings - 8370
No Preference - 10741
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/2004
NameJohn Ladenburg Votes175,583 (60.91%)
Term01/03/2005 - 01/03/2009 Margin63,362 (+21.98%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/2008
NamePat McCarthy Votes136,346 (50.75%)
Term01/03/2009 - 01/03/2013 Margin4,054 (+1.51%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RacePierce County [WA] Executive - Final Count 11/05/2008
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KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
12/17/2007 11/04/2008
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Shawn Bunney 1 ------
Leaning Call: Shawn Bunney (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Shawn Bunney (100.00%)

CANDIDATES
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Name County Councilmember Shawn Bunney County Auditor Pat McCarthy County Councilmember Calvin Goings City Councilmember Mike Lonergan (W) Write-In  
PartyRepublican Democratic Democratic Independent Independent  
Website [Website] [Website]  
Uncertified Votes (0.00% in)104,983 (35.12%) 79,175 (26.49%) 69,021 (23.09%) 45,308 (15.16%) 458 (0.15%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -25,808 (-8.63%) -35,962 (-12.03%) -59,675 (-19.96%) -104,525 (-34.96%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand 4/4 $162,990.61 $-- 12/9 $89,588.74 12/8 $20,000.00 $--  
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ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
  Log Cabin Republicans
D Booth Gardner
  Washington Conservation Voters
D Adam Smith [L]
D Derek Kilmer [L]
D Rosa Franklin [L]
 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 10, 2007 07:00pm Announcement Third councilman enters [Pierce County] executive campaign  Article Ralphie 
Jan 10, 2007 02:00pm Announcement Brian Sonntag passes on '08 county executive race  Article Ralphie 

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