Election provides Eyman with mixed results



OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — This year’s election is churning out mixed results for initiative promoter Tim Eyman.

Eyman’s only statewide measure appeared on track to losing Wednesday, taking about 48.6 percent of the vote. The race was still too close to call with hundreds of thousands of ballots left to count.

Eyman did have success in local measures that he backed. A year after he led a successful movement to oppose ticketing traffic cameras in his hometown of Mukilteo, three cities took a similar approach. Bellingham passed an advisory vote to remove the cameras. Monroe voters indicated they wanted to end the traffic camera program in 2013. Longview opposed red-light cameras while giving the OK to speed cameras in school zones.

Eyman called the election a success, saying even if his statewide measure fails that it will put lawmakers on notice.