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Election: Jacobson retains lead for mayor


November 23, 2017

Last Friday, incumbent Mayor Dale Jacobson increased his narrow lead in the election for mayor, 72-65, over write-in candidate Laurel Waller.

When votes were first counted Nov. 7, Waller led 58-53. In the second round, Jacobson led 69-65, and when votes were counted Nov. 17, he added three more to his total.

Waller had filed as a candidate for Council Position 5, and she leads write-in candidate Jean Burnham, who was appointed to the council earlier this year, 99-43.

Waller has said she would take the office of mayor and forfeit the council position if she were to defeat Jacobson.

In the other contested council race for Position 4, Tanya Waller, Laurel's daughter, leads incumbent Bernadette Goodroe 88-72.

In voting for Position 2 on the board of commissioners for Wahkiakum Port District 2, incumbent Scott Anderson led Bruce M. Holland 340-178.

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District had the only other contested race for voters in Wahkiakum County. In the election for Director District 4, Tim Haataia received 121 votes in Wahkiakum and 143 in Pacific County for a total of 264 votes; Amy Chadwick had 93 in Wahkiakum and 202 in Pacific for 295 votes.

Results are incomplete; election officers will count more ballots in coming days.

Wahkiakum and Pacific County final tallies will occur next Tuesday.


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