Mercer Island residents turned out to vote for council positions

In the Mercer Island council races, positions 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 were on the ballot.

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:28pm
  • News

Election night results show challenger Jake Jacobson leading incumbent Councilmember Debbie Bertlin in the Mercer Island City Council race.

Five city council positions were up for grabs in the Nov. 5 General Election.

Pos. 7, was between Bertlin and Jacobson. As of initial results Jacobson is leading at 52.98 percent, or 3,089 votes.

For Pos. 1, Daniel Thompson faced off with Dave Rosenbaum. As of Tuesday’s early returns, Thompson was leading at 51.27 percent or 2,949 votes.

Incumbent Wendy Weiker and Jon Hanlon faced off for Pos. 3 and initial results have Wendy Weiker leading at 51.12 percent or 2,950 votes.

Incumbent Lisa Anderl and Patrick Allcorn both vied for Pos. 4. Lisa A. Anderl is currently leading at 56.52 percent or 3,252 votes.

For Pos. 5, Craig Reynolds faced off with Heather Catwrightt. Reynolds is currently leading at 52.32 percent or 3,010 votes.

While on the campaign trail, candidates attended a number of forums, including a forum where they discussed hot button topics such as the bus intercept plan, downtown revitalization and divisiveness within the community.

Early returns came in just after 8 p.m. Of 18,204 registered voters, 6,180 returned their ballots on election night, putting the voter turnout at 33.96 percent.

All results are according to King County Elections. Leads could change as additional ballots are counted in coming days.

The election will be certified on Nov. 26.

For more information, go online to

In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.


More in News

New report shows increase in East King County homelessness

East King County includes Mercer Island, Bellevue, Kirkland and Issaquah.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.
Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

A Mercer Island High School senior at June’s drive-thru graduation ceremony. Photo by Joe Chen
What’s ahead for Mercer Island students

Though it doesn’t have definitive answers just yet, the Mercer Island School District recently shared a comprehensive update detailing what might happen this fall.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/
State receives King County to Spokane rail study

It would take about eight and a half hours to reach the Inland Empire from Puget Sound.

The Islander Middle School field was recently used as the meet-up point for a June 12 Black Lives Matter protest. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Islander Middle School field to be closed for renovations July 20-Aug. 31

The field’s synthetic turf is to be replaced; new coating, patching and painting will also be completed.

Bret Chiafalo. File photo
Supreme Court says state can punish WA faithless electors

Justices: Presidential electors, including Everett man, must keep pledge to back popular vote winner

File photo.
Parks Department provides new update on closures, availability of amenities

The comprehensive update was published last week.

Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
                                Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
Boards, commission meetings resuming over Zoom

Starting July 8, board and commission meetings will be held remotely akin to the city council.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo
Buffets and salad bars back on the menu in King County

Gov. Jay Inslee has revised rules to allow self-serve food areas in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening.

Most Read