Liberals Todd Donovan and Amy Glasser will face off for one Whatcom County Council district and Rebecca Boonstra will face Tyler Byrd in another in the Nov. 7 general election, according to unofficial primary election totals released by the auditor’s office Tuesday night.
The next count will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
About 26 percent of the 105,045 ballots were counted with an estimated 600 left to count. Ballots mailed on election day will be counted before the vote is certified Aug. 15.
Donovan and Glasser will face off in County Council District 2, North Bellingham, while Boonstra and Byrd will face off in District 3, Foothills. Only voters who live in the district will elect district representatives.
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If Donovan, who holds the current District 1, position B, is elected to the new district, the council would appoint a replacement for an at-large post that would be up with the November 2018 election. The remaining one-year term of office for that seat would be completed by a person elected from any district.
The port continues to use the old County Council districts, with one commissioner in each of three districts. Voters in all districts will elect candidates in the general election.
The length of the potential appointment should Donovan be elected to a new district was corrected Aug. 3, 2017.
Unofficial results at 8:40 p.m.
County Council, District 2
County Council, District 3
Port of Bellingham Commissioner, District 1
Michael Alvarez Shepard
Port of Bellingham Commissioner, District 2
Bellingham Council, At-Large
Blaine Council, At-Large Position 7
Barrie E. Hull
Meridian S.D. 505 Director, District 2
Renier (Beaver) Elenbaas
Water District 13 Commissioner, Position 2
Todd W. Schaefer