Former Lynnwood councilwoman leads primary in attempt for political comeback

Former Lynnwood Councilwoman Ruth Ross apparently has taken the first step toward a return to the council with a lead in returns from the Aug. 6 primary.

Results from the primary updated Friday showed Ross leading a four-way primary for an open council seat with 32.55 percent of the vote compared to 28.38 percent for her probable November opponent, Douglas Lovitt, a real estate broker; 19.93 percent for Lynnwood Planning Commissioner Maria Ambalada; and 17.59 percent for Boeing quality specialist David Mayers.

Ross and Lovitt apparently will run in November for the position that Councilwoman Kerri Lonergren-Dreke is giving up,

Ross held the position before she lost in 2009 to Lonergren-Dreke by a 63.70 percent to 35.54 percent margin.

Snohomish County elections officials were scheduled to release updated results Monday afternoon, with final certification of results scheduled for Tuesday.

Evan Smith can be reached at schsmith@frontier.com.

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