A voter drops off their ballot for the King County general election on Nov. 2, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

A voter drops off their ballot for the King County general election on Nov. 2, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Results for Auburn mayor, city council and school board elections

Mayor of Auburn

The general election preliminary results are in and Nancy Backus is poised to be re-elected as mayor of Auburn. Backus ran unopposed this year.

As of Tuesday night, Backus has 4,751 votes, amounting to 93.67 percent of the total vote. The final results for the general election will be posted on Nov. 24 on the King County elections website.

Backus has been Auburn’s mayor since 2014. Prior to that, she was on the city council. Before entering into the world of politics, Backus worked in finance leadership at Boeing. During the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce forum, Backus stated this will be her last term as the mayor of Auburn.

Auburn City Council Position 2

The preliminary results are in for Auburn City Council Position 2. As of Tuesday night, Kate Baldwin has the lead over her opponent, Wendee Odell.

Baldwin is winning with 3,510 votes, which amounts to 60.02 percent of the total votes cast. Odell has 2,297 votes, amounting to 39.28 percent of the total votes cast. The final results for the general election will be posted on Nov. 24 on the King County elections website.

This seat is currently held by Deputy Mayor Claude DaCorsi. Baldwin has a background in journalism and consulting work and is endorsed by the King County Democrats, Mayor Nancy Backus, and several current Auburn City Council members.

Auburn City Council Position 4

The preliminary results are in for the general election and incumbent Yolanda Trout is poised to keep her seat on the Auburn City Council.

As of Tuesday night, Trout is in the lead with 3,899 votes, amounting to 66.41 percent of the total votes cast. Her opponent, Hanan Amer, has 1,919 votes, which amounts to 32.69 percent of the total votes cast. The final results for the general election will be posted on Nov. 24 on the King County elections website.

This will be Trout’s third term as an Auburn City Council member. Prior to being on the city council, Trout ran a bilingual preschool for around two decades.

Auburn City Council Position 6

The general election preliminary results are in, and Larry Brown will remain on the Auburn City Council for another term. Brown is running unopposed for re-election to Position 6 on the council.

As of Tuesday night, Brown has 4,296 votes, amounting to 94.05 percent of the total votes cast. Brown was first elected onto the city council in 2018. The final results for the general election will be posted on Nov. 24 on the King County elections website.

Brown is also the president of the Washington State Labor Council, which represents around 500,000 union workers in Washington.

School Board:

Position 3:

The preliminary results are in for the Auburn School Board Director 3 general election, and Melissa Laramie has the lead over Dirk Dearinger.

As of Tuesday night, Laramie has 4,203 votes, amounting to 59.86 percent of the total votes cast. Dearinger has 2,753 votes, amounting to 39.21 percent of the total votes cast.

This position is currently held by Laurie Bishop, who has been in the position since 2013.

Laramie is the Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Kent School District and has a child in the Auburn School District.

Position 5:

Tracy Arnold will hold her seat as Auburn School Board Director 5. Arnold is running unopposed in this election.

As of Tuesday night, Arnold has 5,140 votes amounting to 94.45 percent of the vote. Arnold has held this position since December 2020. Arnold has been an active member of the Auburn community for several years and works for Boeing as a procurement analyst.


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