Updated results from Tuesday's election show Kent Keel and Chris Nye with big wins, and Caroline Belleci maintaining her lead in this year's races for the University Place City Council.
According to results released Wednesday, in the race for Position No. 2, Keel, was leading Steve Smith with 3,598 votes, or about 55 percent. Smith had 2,938 votes, or almost 45 percent.
For Position 6, Nye had a commanding lead over Ken Campbell with 4,169 votes, or about 63 percent. Campbell had 2,398 votes, or about 37 percent.
The narrowest gap continues to be for Position 7, although appointee Caroline Belleci increased her lead over Howard Lee with 3,399 votes, or about 52 percent. Lee had 3,094 votes, almost 48 percent.
University Place School Board
In the race for Position No. 3, Annie Fitzsimmons had a commanding lead over Nick Tennison with 3,732 votes, or 64 percent. Tennison had 2,122 votes, or 36 percent.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue
In the race for the West Pierce Fire & Rescue Position No. 3 , University Place's Daniel Rankin is leading with more almost 58 percent of the votes against Lakewood's Waylin McCurley. Rankin has gotten 7,871 votes to McCurley's 5,780 votes, or 42 percent.
South Sound 911
The measure to create a countywide dispatch system, better known as South Sound 911, was leading with 80,509 votes, or 55 percent.
The Pierce County Auditor's Office counted 150,755 ballots, with another 50,000 left to count. Results are next scheduled to be released 4 p.m., Thursday.
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