John Leaver and Bill Stokes finish town council terms
December 29, 2021
The people have spoken, but the last word in La Conner’s 2021 election goes to Councilmembers Bill Stokes and John Leaver, whose terms expire as the year ends.
Voters did not return them to the council table, instead choosing challengers Rick Dole and Ivan Carlson, III in November in campaigns emphasizing public and traffic safety, law enforcement, housing, protection of public open spaces and retention of La Conner’s much coveted quality of life.
Stokes and Leaver – as well as longtime Councilmember Jacques Brunisholz, who resigned in August – are receiving kudos for havin...