The tallies suggest this was a rejection of Linda Pall, which is unfortunate. The other two liberals on the ballot (both women) won by good margins, taking out the two fuddy-duddies who entered Moscow politics in the same class as Mayor Lambert. Brandy Sullivan won the most votes with 2,658, and Anne Zabala beat her opponent 2,475 to 2,012. Some of their voters voted for Lambert, which strikes me as contradictory. Moscow needed the trifecta to enact an agenda. Instead, Moscow now has a split council with a pro-Kirk tie-breaking mayor. Call him the Dougchurian candidate.
Residents of Moscow overwhelming voted to keep current Mayor Bill Lambert in office for a second term. . . . Lambert easily defeated his challenger, former City Councilwoman Linda Pall, receiving 2,707 votes to Pall’s 1,799 votes.
I am sorry for this because Linda would have been an outstanding mayor. I am also sorry because this pretty much closes the door on any hope of stopping the Wilson machine (and it would have been non-stop hilarity documenting Wilson’s temper tantrums). But alas.