A lot of ballots still need to be counted, but it appears Shelly Kloba has won this race and I congratulate her on her re-election. I want to thank every voter who participated and especially those who supported me. I’ve met a lot of great people throughout our city and have enjoyed the campaign experience. I also greatly appreciate all the volunteers who made my campaign possible. The defeat of Prop 1 makes it clear voters overwhelmingly share my concerns that a blank check for MPD property taxes was a bad idea. I think most residents also want to protect the Cross Kirkland trail from becoming a Metro Transit expressway but that will be a future question to resolve. I plan to remain involved in city issues and to continue working with others to build a bright future for Kirkland.