Sinclair said his tax problems won him votes.
“Americans have a great capacity for understanding and forgiveness,” he said Tuesday night. “I had to go out and wear down the shoe leather and explain what I’ve been through. You’d be surprised by how many people have been through the same thing.”
Walquist said she was surprised.
"I know my opponent worked hard, but this was not the turnout I thought would happen," she said.
In Ward 5, incumbent Anthony Coleman defeated former council member James Dodd. Political newcomer Chris Johnson finished in third place.
Incumbent Van Pearlberg had a major win over Wes Godwin for the Ward 4 council seat.
The other four City Council seats were uncontested.
There were elections for three contested city school board seats. Logan Weber beat Robert Thanepohn in Ward 1. Stuart Fleming defeated Doug Martin in Ward 5. Tom Cheater defeated Michelle Cooper Kelly in Ward 6. The other four school board seats were uncontested.