Three candidates were in the running for Lacey City Council Position 6. Incumbent Ron Lawson, with 34 percent of the counted votes Tuesday night, will likely face Michael R. Steadman in the general election.
Lawson is a retired business owner who has served on the council since 2010. He served on the city’s Community Relations and Public Affairs Committee, General Government and Public Safety Committee and Land Use Committee.
Steadman was leading the polls with 43 percent of the vote. A Lacey resident of more than 20 years, Steadman is the Lacey planning commissioner and treasurer for Gateway Rotary.
Steadman’s platform is focused on attracting business and creating a sustainable community for the city of Lacey, according to his candidate statement.
“My intentions are to make the quality of life better, and I think the people are starting to believe that,” Steadman said.
Candidate Jacob Vaughan, a network analyst for Joint Base Lewis-McChord, had received 22 percent of the vote Tuesday night.
Vaughan, a Lacey resident for more than seven years, said his focus would be on providing careers for military families by expanding on private sector jobs.