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Primary election

Tischer out polls Backman; McEntire leads Blake

 

August 6, 2020



By Rick Nelson

Washington's primary election on Tuesday weeded out candidates for state and legislative office, with the top two vote tallies advancing to the general election.

Wahkiakum had two races on the ballot, both for county commissioner, and both with only two candidates.

In primary elections, only voters in the commissioner district vote for the candidates.

In District 1, Puget Island and South Cathlamet precincts, challenger Lee Tischer led incumbent Mike Backman 325-171. Both ran as Independents.

In District 2, Elochoman, North Cathlamet, Rosedale and Columbia precincts, incumbent Dan Cothren led challenger Tim Lawry 347-199. Cothren ran as an Independent; Lawry listed no party preference.

Pacific County also had two county commission elections.

In the election for District 1, Republican Lisa Olsen led Democrat Darrell Moudry 1,046-820. In the election for District 2, Democrat Frank Wolfe came out on top with 1,188 votes; Libertarian Dan Driscoll received 1,069, and Independent Jon Lind 492.

In other elections, incumbent State Senator Dean Takko (D) won his three-person race with 46.03% of the vote; Jeff Wilson (R) was second with 36.49% and Wes Cormier (R) had 17.33 percent.

In the race for state representative, position 1, incumbent Jim Walsh (R) led with 56.21%; Democrats Marianna Everson and Clint Bryson finished with 23.3% and 20.4%, respectively.

In the race for state representative, position 2, Cathlamet resident Joel McEntire (R) led incumbent Brian Blake (D) 51.96% to 47.85%,

Wahkiakum County has 3,311 registered voters; as of Tuesday, election officials counted 1,481 ballots, a 44.73% turnout, third highest in the state after Columbia and Ferry counties. Another 137 ballots had arrived too late to count; they and others that arrive in the mail this week will be counted Friday at 12 noon.

Unofficial Results

Wahkiakum Vote District /Dist. %

Legislative District 19, State Senator

Dean Takko, D 659 13,824 46.03

Jeff Wilson, R 584 10,959 36.49

Wes Cormier, R 205 5,205 17.33

Legislative Dist. 19, State Representative, Pos. 1

Jim Walsh, R 869 16,847 56.21

Clint Bryson, D 302 6,111 20.39

Marianna Everson, D 269 6,983 23.30

Legislative Dist. 19, State Representative, Pos. 2

Joel McEntire, R 813 15,548 51.96

Brian E. Blake, D 635 14,320 47.85

Wahkiakum County

County Commissioner, District 1

Mike Backman, NP 171

Lee Tischer, NP 325

County Commissioner, District 2

Tim Lawry, NP 199

Dan L. Cothren, I 347

Wahkiakum District Dist. %

Representative to Congress, Dist. 3

Jaime Hererra Beutler, R 869 80,789 54.7

Carolyn Long, D 521 60,851 41.2

Martin D. Hash, NP 25 2,426 1.7

Wahkiakum State St. %

Washington State Governor

Tim Eyman, R 100 88,177 7.05

Jay Inslee, D 518 649,074 51.86

Loren Culp, R 584 209,517 16.74

Joshua Freed, R 55 91,250 7.29

Washington State Lt. Governor

Joseph Brumbles, R 161 91,380 7.58

Denny Heck, D 259 334,117 27.71

Marko Liias, D 77 200,195 16.60

MartyMcClendon, R 255 130,285 10.80

Washington Secretery of State

Kim Wyman, R 832 617,425 50.2

Gael Tarleton, D 480 549,124 44.7

Washington State Treasurer

Mike Pellicciotti, D 558 658,345 54.05

Duane A. Davidson, R 833 558,213 45.83

Washington State Auditor

Chris Leyba, R 798 496,394 40.7

Pat (Patrice) McCarthy, D 446 582,986 48.1

Joshua Casey, D 132 134,472 11.1

Washington State Attorney General

Bob Ferguson, D 570 697,273 56.7

Matt Larkin, R 402 289,292 23.5

Brett Rogers, R 319 153,475 23.5

Wash. State Commissioner of Public Lands

Hilary Franz, D 440 618,974 51.54

Cameron Whitney, R 220 109,649 9.13

Sue Kuehl Pederson, R 351 261,585 21.78

Wash. State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Chris Reykdal 433 454,083 40.26

Maia Espinoza 317 270,739 24.00

Ron Higgins 250 228,238 30.23

Washington State Insurance Commissioner

Chirayu Avinash Patel, R 598 337,239 27.97

Mike Kreidler, D 574 724,555 60.09

Anthony Welti, L 185 141,692 11.75

Pacific County

County Commissioner, District 1

Lisa Olsen, R 1,046

Darrell Moudry, D 820

County Commissioner, District 2

Frank Wolfe, D 1,188

Jon Lind, I 492

Dan Driscoll, L 1,069

 

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