Voters favor O'Connor, Wainwright, Richter

 

November 7, 2019



In an election with low turnout, voters in Wahkiakum and Pacific counties joined others across the state in deciding few contested races and showing their will on statewide issues.

In one of the few contested local races, Bill Wainwright defeated Janis Dodrill 76-42 in a race for a position on the Cathlamet Town Council.

In another contested local race, incumbent Brian O'Connor held off challenger Austin Smith in a race for a seat on the Port District 2 board of commissioners, 241-166.

In a contested race for Pacific/Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge, incumbent Donald J. Richter edged challenger Michael S. Turner 2,569-2,415. Richter carried the Wahkiakum County vote 492-391.

Wahkiakum County has 3,227 registered voters; as of Tuesday, election officials counted 999 ballots, a 30.96% turnout. More ballots will be counted this week as they arrive in the mail.

In voting on statewide measures, Wahkiakum voting results agreed with the statewide results.

Voters approved 55.4% Initiative 976, which would limit taxes on vehicle registrations and make a standard fee of $30 per registration.

Voters rejected by 51.2% Referendum 88 which would allow the state to implement certain affirmative action measures.

Voters approved by 65.2% a proposed amendment to the state constitution, Senate Joint Resolution 8200, which would give the legislature certain powers during times of catastrophic emergencies.

Voters locally and statewide had 12 non-binding advisory issues from the legislature; they favored repealing nine various taxation measures. They favored maintaining a tax on vapor products, a tax on certain non-residents, and an increase in Business & Occupation Tax on certain travel agents and tour operators.


Unofficial Results

Town of Cathlamet Council Position 1

Robert Stowe 93

Town of Cathlamet Council Position 2

Janis Dodrill 40

Bill Wainwright 76

Town of Cathlamet Council Position 3

Paige Lake 90

Town of Cathlamet Council Position 4

David Olson 93

Pacific/Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge

 Michael S. Turner

Wahkiakum 391 Pacific 2,024 Total 2,415

 Donald J. Richter

Wahkiakum 492 Pacific 2,077 Total 2,569

Court of Appeals, Div. 2, Dist. 3, Judge No. 2

Anne Cruser (unopposed)

Wahkiakum 654 Pacific 2,859

Wahkiakum Port District 1, Commissioner 1

Art Hedman 363

Wahkiakum Port District 2 Commissioner 2

Brian O'Connor 241

Austin C. Smith 166

Fire Protection Dist. 1 Commissioner 1

Jeff Bollen 168

Fire Protection Dist. 2 Commissioner 3

Stephen W. Lewis 55

Fire Protection Dist. 3 Commissioner 3

Mark Letham 142

Fire Protection Dist. 4 Commissioner 3

Larry Hendrickson 266

Nas./Grays River Valley School Dist. Director 3

Chuck Hendrickson Wah. 154 Pac. 186

Wahkiakum School District Director 2

Paula Culbertson 547

Wahkiakum School District Director 4

Patty Anderson 564

Cemetery Dist. 1 Commissioner 2

Crystal Stanley 528

Cemetery Dist. 2 Commissioner 2

Kent O. Martin 64

Cemetery Dist. 2 Commissioner 3

Steve McClain 61

Skamokawa Water-Sewer Dist. Commissioner 3

Oliver van de Berghe  19

Statewide Measures

State Vote % Wahkiakum

Referendum Measure No. 88

Approved 448,548 48.82% 344

Rejected 470,142 51.18% 593

Initiative Measure No. 976

Yes 525,813 55.41% 663

No 423,124 44.59% 305

Proposed Amendments to the Constitution

Senate Joint Resolution No. 8200

Approved 600,228 65.24% 523 56.2%

Rejected 319,794 34.76% 407 43.8%

Advisory Vote No. 20

Repealed 572,944 64.42% 723

Maintained 316,455 35.58% 222

Advisory Vote No. 21

Repealed 534,046 59.67% 673

Maintained 360,904 40.33% 274

Advisory Vote No. 22

Repealed 569,476 63.95% 748

Maintained 320,993 36.05% 196

Advisory Vote No. 23

Repealed 307,466 34.05% 386

Maintained 595,396 65.95% 577

Advisory Vote No. 24

Repealed 565,256 64.18% 725

Maintained 315,425 35.82% 200

Advisory Vote No. 25

Repealed 507,307 57.3% 656

Maintained 378,109 42.7% 280

Advisory Vote No. 26

Repealed 502,333 56.81% 657

Maintained 381,970 43.19% 271

Advisory Vote No. 27

Repealed 562,772 62.81% 737

Maintained 333,238 37.19% 204

Advisory Vote No. 28

Repealed 406,279 45.84% 538

Maintained 479,983 54.16% 398

Advisory Vote No. 29

Repealed 588,567 66.38% 751

Maintained 298,065 33.62% 190

Advisory Vote No. 30

Repealed 503,966 56.89% 658

Maintained 381,921 43.11% 274

Advisory Vote No. 31

Repealed 395,410 44.62% 521

Maintained 490,666 55.38% 411

 

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