Special Elections Supported Locally

MONTESANO, Wash. – With just over 30% voter turnout for Grays Harbor special elections, both a sales tax increase for Aberdeen, and a fire truck bond in Hoquiam are passing.

Aberdeen’s rate increase will add 13 cents to a $100 purchase for the next 6 years, the city is hoping the tax will generate about $600-thousand annualy to support resurfacing city streets.

Hoquiam voters heavily supported a 20-year, $1.2 million levy that will cost about $20 annually for a $100,000 home, with 74% voting yes, the previous levee attempt failed to get the supermajority by only a few votes, with 59.85% voting in favor in May of 2011

Just over 57% of affected voters in Pacific County are supporting an 8.1 million bond for the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District with 62.8% “yes” votes.

With some ballots still in the mail, county auditors will certify the results on the 26th of the month.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.