Dave Gordon leads by landslide margin in Black Diamond mayor's race

The first returns from Black Diamond shows a sweep of candidates running on the platform of controlling the growth and working for new solutions.

Dave Gordon is beating incumbent Mayor Rebecca Olness with nearly 71 percent of the vote.

The two YarrowBay master planned developments that would add 6,000 homes to the community of about 5,000 people have been contentious issues in the city and has galvanized a political movement that appears to have placed Gordon in the mayor's seat along with Erika Morgan Janie Edelman and Carol Benson on the City Council.


Write-in                                                                             56     0.39%

City of Black Diamond Mayor

(Precincts                    (    6/ 6    )       100.00

Dave Gordon                                                                         598    70.69%

Rebecca Olness                                                                      246    29.08%

Write-in                                                                              2     0.24%


City of Black Diamond Council Position No. 2

(Precincts                    (    6/ 6    )       100.00

Erika Morgan                                                                        552    66.99%

Bill Roth                                                                           269    32.65%

Write-in                                                                              3     0.36%


City of Black Diamond Council Position No. 3

(Precincts                    (    6/ 6    )       100.00

Patrick Nelson                                                                      191    23.52%

Janie Edelman                                                                       618    76.11%

Write-in                                                                              3     0.37%


City of Black Diamond Council Position No. 4

(Precincts                    (    6/ 6    )       100.00

Shawn Oglesbee                                                                      244    29.58%

Carol Benson                                                                        580    70.30%

Write-in                                                                              1     0.12%

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