Brockus moves on to November election
July 4, 2008 · Updated 11:52 AM
With friends and campaign volunteers around him at the Boat Shed Tuesday night, Adam Brockus announced the good news: He would go on to the general election. As of Thursday Sept. 22, Brockus received 435 votes or about 46 percent of the total followed by John Ales with 215 or about 23 percent of the vote. The two could face off in the Nov. 8 election, but Bob Winters might come away with the win. Winters who was leading early Thursday, had 209 votes or about 20 percent of the overall vote. Less than one percent separated the two as of press time.
Kenn Lassiter finished last with 87 votes or about 9 percent of the votes. There was one write-in candidate.
Im very encouraged by what people are saying, that they believe in me ... that Bremerton is looking ahead to a renaissance, Brockus said.
Winters plans to aggressively hit the campaign trail if he wins.
I want the public to know that I do want to win this and I am going to work hard to make this happen, Winters said.
In addition to door belling and making phone calls, Winters encourages people to call him at (360) 471-8365 with concerns or issues.
I want to represent each and every individual of Manette as well as Bremerton as a whole, Winters said.
Ales who was a newcomer to Manettes political scene, said he did well.
I think for this being the first time I did pretty well, he said.
Brockus is setting his sights on November.
I look forward to having a campaign on the issues ... as we go on to November, he said.