The following statement is from Kirkland City Councilmember-elect Toby Nixon:
The election results have now been certified by the King County Canvassing Board, and I’ve been declared the winner. The margin was 196 votes out of 24,814 ballots cast. Thank you all for your support and hard work throughout the campaign!
I thank Councilmember Greenway for her many years of faithful service to the city and for a hard-fought but civil campaign. I look forward to continuing to work with her, since I know her love of the city will not allow her to just sit back and relax any more than would mine.
I’m grateful to the people of Kirkland for this opportunity to serve them as a member of the city council. I’m humbled by how close the vote was, and affirm once again that as a councilmember I will do my best to represent and consider the interests of everyone in Kirkland, including all neighborhoods old and new, without regard to who they might have supported in the campaign.
I look forward to learning from and working together with the other members of the City Council, the members of the Houghton Community Council, our great volunteer members of boards and commissions, the city manager and staff, and all the citizens of Kirkland, to make our city an even better place to live, providing the services we need at a cost we can afford, with the ethics, transparency, and accountability we expect and deserve. I encourage people to continue contacting me with their ideas and concerns; there’s nothing we can’t achieve if we work together.