BLAINE - Incumbent Charlie Hawkins and challenger Brian Thomasson will face off in the general election for a Ward 2 seat on the Blaine City Council, according to unofficial results released Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Hawkins continued to lead with a little more than 55 percent of the 266 votes counted as of Wednesday by the Whatcom County Auditor's Office. He was one of three candidates in the primary race.
Thomasson, a 27-year-old real estate broker, garnered just over 31 percent.
David Gallion, a 62-year-old retired automotive technician also vying for the seat, lost some ground, with his vote totals dipping to a little more than 13 percent.
Gallion conceded the race after the early count Tuesday night.
Hawkins is seeking his third term.
Results won't be official until they're certified Aug. 20.
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