Local Election

Whatcom County 2017 election results from Thursday’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 5:02 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, rounded to the nearest percentage point, not including write-ins. The auditor has counted 63,160 ballots with an estimated 20 left to count. Voter turnout was 46 percent. The next count will be at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. The county auditor will certify official results on Nov. 28. ✓ Leading as of Thursday night.

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

Approved

25,088

41%

✓ Rejected

35,583

59%

County Council, District 1

✓ Rud Browne

9,793

82%

Philip J. Morgan

2,176

18%

County Council, District 2

✓ Todd Donovan

7,543

65%

Amy Glasser

3,982

35%

County Council, District 3

Rebecca Boonstra

5,806

46%

✓ Tyler Byrd

6,739

54%

County Council, At-Large, Position A

✓ Barry Buchanan

31,161

52%

Mary Kay Robinson

28,581

48%

Port of BellinghamCommissioner, District 1

Dan Robbins

28,969

49%

✓ Michael Alvarez Shepard

30,189

51%

Port of BellinghamCommissioner, District 2

✓ Ken Bell

29,974

51%

Barry Wenger

28,523

49%

Bellingham Council, Ward 6

✓ Michael Lilliquist

16,935

74%

Quenby Peterson

5,880

26%

Bellingham Council, At-Large

Eric Bostrom

4,731

20%

✓ Roxanne Murphy

19,313

80%

Blaine Council, Ward 2, Position 4

✓ Charles Hawkins

589

53%

Justin Ledesma

519

47%

Blaine Council, Ward 3, Position 6

✓ Eric Davidson

754

56%

H. Paul Greenough

586

44%

Blaine Council, At-Large, Position 7

Harry Robinson

583

40%

✓ Alicia Rule

884

60%

Everson Council, Position 5

Thomas (Tag) Mills

117

28%

Alicia R. Oetting

97

23%

✓ Travis J. Remy

205

49%

Ferndale Council, Position 6

Connie Faria

1,313

46%

Kate Hansen

1,527

54%

Lynden Council, Position 6

Jack Lathrop

995

28%

✓ Kyle Strengholt

2,608

72%

Lynden Council, Position 7

David Burns

1,659

46%

✓ Mark H. Wohlrab

1,981

54%

Nooksack Council, Position 2

✓ Daniel Bennett

167

58%

Megan Shoemaker

120

42%

Sumas Mayor

Bob Bromley

91

31%

✓ Kyle Christensen

200

69%

Bellingham S.D. 501 Director, Position 4

Teri Hill-McIntyre

9,049

33%

✓ Jenn Mason

18,724

67%

Blaine S.D. 503 Director, District 5

Michael (Mike) Dodd

1,368

32%

✓ Laura McKinney

2,951

68%

Lynden S.D. 504 Director, Position 5

CJ Costanti

2,415

50%

✓ Kelli Kettels

2,458

50%

Meridian S.D. 505 Director, District 2

Jeannie Castro

1,170

42%

✓ Renier (Beaver) Elenbaas

1,587

58%

Mt Baker S.D. 507 Director, District 4

Nancy Workman

1,725

48%

✓ Kelly Zender

1,835

52%

Fire Protection Dist. 5 Commissioner, Position 2

Judson Meraw

152

42%

✓ Bill Meursing

214

58%

Fire Protection Dist. 5 Commissioner, Position 3

Donna Gillespie

89

25%

✓ Pat Harper

264

75%

Fire Protection Dist. 7 Commissioner, Position 2

✓ Eric Grant

3,811

74%

Paul Kelley

1,353

26%

Fire Protection Dist. 8 Commissioner, Position 4

✓ Dustin Gleaves

828

67%

Keith Neher

403

33%

Fire Protection Dist. 21 Commissioner, Position 4

✓ Rich Bosman

6,240

82%

Reid Campion

1,361

18%

Water District 13 Commissioner, Position 2

✓ Rebecca Cayen

87

60%

Robert Vandenhaak

59

40%

Columbia Valley Water District Commissioner, Position 2

Shane J. Janitscheck

92

28%

✓ Carl McDaniel

231

72%

Columbia Valley Water District Commissioner, Position 3

✓ Brian Gillis

194

60%

Rosemary Rich

127

40%

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

✓ Yes

262

70%

No

114

30%

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

✓ Yes

3,165

71%

No

1,281

29%

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

Kevin Burke

1,394

29%

✓ Rick Lair

2,707

56%

Jerimy Saldivar

736

15%

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

✓ Bob Johnson

3,247

73%

Nell McKay

1,212

27%

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

Yes

235

43%

✓ No

313

57%

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

Yes

197

35%

✓ No

366

65%

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

Yes

177

32%

✓ No

369

68%

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

Noelle Maher

146

38%

✓ Tamia Sorensen

236

62%

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