Local Election

Whatcom County 2017 election results from Wednesday’s count

Campaign information has filled mailboxes in advance of Whatcom County’s Nov. 7 vote for County Council, Port of Bellingham and other city and district races.
Campaign information has filled mailboxes in advance of Whatcom County’s Nov. 7 vote for County Council, Port of Bellingham and other city and district races. The Bellingham Herald

Here are the unofficial results of the Nov. 7, 2017, Whatcom County election as of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, rounded to the nearest percentage point, not including write-ins. The auditor has counted 53,871 ballots with an estimated 7,000 left to count. Voter turnout was 39 percent. The next count will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. The county auditor will certify official results on Nov. 28. ✓ Leading as of Wednesday night.

Unofficial results at 5:30 p.m.

Proposition 2017-6: Public Safety and Jail Facilities Sales and Use Tax

Approved

21,506

42%

✓ Rejected

30,296

58%

County Council, District 1

✓ Rud Browne

8,440

82%

Philip J. Morgan

1,906

18%

County Council, District 2

✓ Todd Donovan

6,676

66%

Amy Glasser

3,471

34%

County Council, District 3

Rebecca Boonstra

4,865

46%

✓ Tyler Byrd

5,729

54%

County Council, At-Large, Position A

✓ Barry Buchanan

26,596

52%

Mary Kay Robinson

24,445

48%

Port of BellinghamCommissioner, District 1

Dan Robbins

24,901

49%

✓ Michael Alvarez Shepard

25,740

51%

Port of BellinghamCommissioner, District 2

✓ Ken Bell

25,714

51%

Barry Wenger

24,380

49%

Bellingham Council, Ward 6

✓ Michael Lilliquist

14,818

74%

Quenby Peterson

5,156

26%

Bellingham Council, At-Large

Eric Bostrom

4,185

20%

✓ Roxanne Murphy

16,795

80%

Blaine Council, Ward 2, Position 4

✓ Charles Hawkins

481

55%

Justin Ledesma

401

45%

Blaine Council, Ward 3, Position 6

✓ Eric Davidson

589

55%

H. Paul Greenough

479

45%

Blaine Council, At-Large, Position 7

Harry Robinson

486

42%

✓ Alicia Rule

669

58%

Everson Council, Position 5

Thomas (Tag) Mills

91

29%

Alicia R. Oetting

76

24%

✓ Travis J. Remy

144

46%

Ferndale Council, Position 6

Connie Faria

1,175

46%

✓ Kate Hansen

1,354

54%

Lynden Council, Position 6

Jack Lathrop

869

28%

✓ Kyle Strengholt

2,282

72%

Lynden Council, Position 7

David Burns

1,462

46%

✓ Mark H. Wohlrab

1,722

54%

Nooksack Council, Position 2

✓ Daniel Bennett

126

57%

Megan Shoemaker

95

43%

Sumas Mayor

Bob Bromley

79

34%

✓ Kyle Christensen

154

66%

Bellingham S.D. 501 Director, Position 4

Teri Hill-McIntyre

7,923

33%

✓ Jenn Mason

16,274

67%

Blaine S.D. 503 Director, District 5

Michael (Mike) Dodd

1,071

32%

Laura McKinney

2,319

68%

Lynden S.D. 504 Director, Position 5

CJ Costanti

2,085

49%

✓ Kelli Kettels

2,136

51%

Meridian S.D. 505 Director, District 2

Jeannie Castro

1,074

43%

✓ Renier (Beaver) Elenbaas

1,413

57%

Mt Baker S.D. 507 Director, District 4

Nancy Workman

1,451

48%

✓ Kelly Zender

1,563

52%

Fire Protection Dist. 5 Commissioner, Position 2

Judson Meraw

80

42%

✓ Bill Meursing

112

58%

Fire Protection Dist. 5 Commissioner, Position 3

Donna Gillespie

50

27%

✓ Pat Harper

135

73%

Fire Protection Dist. 7 Commissioner, Position 2

✓ Eric Grant

3,404

74%

Paul Kelley

1,210

26%

Fire Protection Dist. 8 Commissioner, Position 4

✓ Dustin Gleaves

718

68%

Keith Neher

332

32%

Fire Protection Dist. 21 Commissioner, Position 4

✓ Rich Bosman

5,233

82%

Reid Campion

1,138

18%

Water District 13 Commissioner, Position 2

✓ Rebecca Cayen

77

57%

Robert Vandenhaak

57

43%

Columbia Valley Water District Commissioner, Position 2

Shane J. Janitscheck

85

29%

✓ Carl McDaniel

208

71%

Columbia Valley Water District Commissioner, Position 3

✓ Brian Gillis

174

60%

Rosemary Rich

117

40%

Point Roberts Park & Rec. Dist. 1 Proposition 2017-7: Regular Property Tax Levies

✓ Yes

122

62%

No

74

38%

Blaine-Birch Bay Park & Rec. Dist. 2 Proposition 2017-8: Authorizing Continuing Property Tax Levy

✓ Yes

2,476

70%

No

1,056

30%

Lynden Regional Park & Rec. Dist. 3 Commissioner, Position 1

Kevin Burke

1,231

29%

✓ Rick Lair

2,350

56%

Jerimy Saldivar

625

15%

Lynden Regional Park & Rec. Dist. 3 Commissioner, Position 4

✓ Bob Johnson

2,822

72%

Nell McKay

1,079

28%

Columbia Valley Park & Rec. Dist. Proposition 2017-2: Establishing Six Year Regular Property Tax Levy

Yes

203

41%

✓ No

291

59%

Lummi Island Park & Rec. Dist. Proposition 2017-4: Formation of Lummi Island Park & Rec. Dist.

Yes

163

35%

✓ No

305

65%

Lummi Island Park & Rec. Dist. Proposition 2017-5: Establishing Six Year Regular Property Tax Levy

Yes

147

32%

✓ No

306

68%

Lummi Island Park & Rec. Dist. Commissioner, Position 5

Noelle Maher

122

38%

✓ Tamia Sorensen

200

62%

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