Incumbents losing in a landslide in Freeland water district race
November 8, 2011 · 8:16 PM
The incumbents are out in the race for two board seats on the Freeland Water and Sewer District.
Lou Malzone was ahead of incumbent Water District Commissioner Nolen "Rocky" Knickerbocker for Position 3 on the board, while Marilynn Abrahamson was leading incumbent Water District Commissioner Jim Short for Position 1 on the Freeland board.
Malzone and Abrahamson ran a combined campaign that largely centered on their opposition to a controversial $40 million sewer plan that was championed by the district's current board of commissioners.
The challengers were winning by landslide proporions.
In early vote tallies, Malzone had 79 percent of the vote, while Knickerbocker had 20 percent.
Abrahamson was in front with 76 percent, while Short had 20 percent of the vote in the initial vote tally.