Igloi-Matsuno concedes council race, Powers ahead by 14

The latest margin for the Port Orchard City Council race between incumbent Carolyn Powers and challenger Cindy Lucarelli is still slim, with Powers ahead by just 14 votes. In the meantime, the second contested race is now resolved, with challenger Amy Igloi-Matsuno conceding the race to incumbent Fred Chang.

Igloi-Matsuno conceded defeat on Monday in a discussion with the Port Orchard Independent, although she had not contacted Chang at that time.

“I am not disappearing,” Igloi-Matsuno said. “I am still anxious for Port Orchard to reach its potential. It was a good race, and I am proud of what we did, and I am proud of my supporters.”

She said she will continue her lobbying efforts in Olympia, for various business issues. And while the obvious question is whether she plans another run at the council in two years, she said she has no plans one way or the other.

She said that since the election several people have called to offer partnerships or request that she serve on volunteer boards, but did not offer any specifics.

The most recent count shows Chang with 1,335 votes (52.29 percent) to Igloi-Matsuno’s 1,204 votes (47.16 percent).

Chang said he had no victory statement, only that he was “happy to serve the people of Port Orchard for another four years.”

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