YAKIMA, WA.--The two incumbents were re-elected Tuesday night in the race for Yakima City Council.
They both said they're very grateful to the voters to have another term in office.
Charles Noel challenged incumbent Dave Ettl, and currently Ettl has the lead 65 percent to 34 percent. This would be Ettl's second term.
Bill lover said his challenger Carole Folsom-Hill ran a strong campaign, but Lover is in the lead right now 54 percent to 45 percent. This will be Lover's third term.
The incumbents said it's an exciting time for the city with many new development projects in the works. Both council members plan to continue to plug the issues they believe are the most important.
"I hope to continue to being involved in the gang fight, that's very important to me as a long-term project," said Ettl. "Meeting on our city and what the downtown is going to look like over the next few years."
"I look for savings, tax savings, and I approach every project the same way," said Lover.
According to the Auditor's Office, a little more than 30,000 ballots were received, giving the county about a 30 percent rate of return, lower than originally predicted.