The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

McKeen closes gap in prosecutor race


November 17, 2022

The election race for the position of Wahkiakum County prosecuting attorney became tighter Thursday with the second count of mail-in ballots.

Incumbent Democrat Dan Bigelow led Independent challenger Holly McKeen 1,093 to 963 on Tuesday, a lead of 130 votes.

After Thursday's count, Bigelow leads 1,241-1,155, a lead of 86 votes. The county auditor's elections website estimates there are another 100 ballots left to count; the next count will be Nov. 28.

In the county's other contested race, incumbent Gene Strong boosted his lead over challenger Blair Brady to 1,519-686 in the race for District 3 county commissioner. Strong ran as an Independent, and Brady stated no party preference.

[See more election news on Page 5.]


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