Election results from the August Primary were certified last night, the county elections office shows 32.9% voter turnout in Grays Harbor. EMS levies passed in Elma, Westport, Ocosta, and Tokeland (in Pacific County).
Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney will face Councilwoman Jasmine Dickhoff on the November General Ballot, they ended up tied with 544 votes each.
Vini Samuel dominated the race for Montesano Mayor, incumbent Ken Estes hangs on for the November General with a 23-vote lead over challenger Tyler Trimble. Trimble and supporters have 3 days to decide if they will request a recount at the cost of 25-cents per vote.
Westport Mayor Michael Bruce will face strong challenger Rob Bearden, Westport Councilwoman Pat Gardner will defend her seat against Brandi Holmes.
Incumbent Elma Mayor David Osgood and challenger Jim Sorenson emerged from the 4-way race there
In Aberdeen, Mayor Bill Simpson conceded his race for re-election, leaving Erik Larson and Jack Micheau, while Aberdeen councilwoman Margo Shortt will defend her seat against Elaine Redner.
Port Commissioner Stan Pinnick will defend his District 3 seat against Jackie Farra.
In Washington’s Top 2 Primary voting system the two candidates who receive the most votes in the August Primary Election qualify for the November General Election. Candidates must also receive at least 1% of the votes cast in that race to advance to the General Election.
This November voters in Fire District 8 will also see a three-party race since Jim Hudspeth, Cathie Bisiack, and Bill Campbell all filed for the open seat on the Fire District 8 board during a special filing week in May.
In Pacific County, 44% of 533 registered voters in the North Cove/Tokeland area are voting in favor of an EMS operation levy on a Special Election in conjunction with the Primary date.