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Here are the results for the Whatcom County primary election Thursday night, Aug. 8

Auditor’s office busy on election day

The Whatcom County Auditor Office runs local, state and federal elections. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2019, workers organizing ballots from the primary elections in Bellingham, Wash.
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The Whatcom County Auditor Office runs local, state and federal elections. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2019, workers organizing ballots from the primary elections in Bellingham, Wash.

Some 57,584 ballots have been counted by 4:24 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, for a preliminary turnout of 39% among Whatcom County’s 147,253 registered voters. The Whatcom County Auditor’s website reports an estimated 58 ballots left to count. The next count will be released at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12.

Unofficial results at 4:43 pm Thursday, August 8

Whatcom County Executive

JIM BOYLE 4,1487%
KAREN BURKE 12,28122%
TONY LARSON 21,03837%
SATPAL S. SIDHU 19,11034%
WRITE-IN 830%

County Council District 4 Council District 4

BRIAN A. ESTES 2,07018%
BRAD KELLY 1,46013%
KATHY KERSHNER 7,64868%
WRITE-IN 250%

County Council District 5 Council District 5

JAIME ARNETT 2,07118%
BEN ELENBAAS 6,13453%
NATALIE MCCLENDON 3,28429%
WRITE-IN 140%

Whatcom County At-Large Position B

BRETT BONNER 3,5176%
CAROL FRAZEY 31,34657%
BILL LAFRENIERE 4,0137%
DAVID RAMIREZ 16,10329%
WRITE-IN 2030%

City of Bellingham Mayor

APRIL BARKER 6,19227%
SETH FLEETWOOD 6,68129%
GARRETT O'BRIEN 5,04122%
PINKY VARGAS 5,30223%
WRITE-IN 730%

Bellingham Ward 3 Council Ward 3

DANIEL HAMMILL 1,94363%
ASHANTI MONTS-TREVISKA 79726%
RAYMOND A. STRAKA 32811%
WRITE-IN 241%

City of Bellingham Council At-Large

DANA BRIGGS 4,34521%
HOLLIE HUTHMAN 14,20167%
VON EMETH OCHOA 2,32811%
WRITE-IN 2841%

Blaine Ward 2 Ward 2 Position 3

GARTH BALDWIN 28361%
DAVID GALLION 5712%
JODI GREENE 5211%
STEVEN TOJEK 7216%
WRITE-IN 00%

City of Ferndale Mayor

GREG HANSEN 1,06231%
DANIEL SYDNEY HEVENOR 451%
JON MUTCHLER 1,31338%
KEITH M. OLSON 87525%
ROBERT J. PINKLEY 1444%
WRITE-IN 120%

City of Ferndale Council Position 2

PAUL BULANOV 1,36842%
ALI HAWKINSON 1,33741%
DAVE MATTSON 56617%
WRITE-IN 100%

City of Ferndale Council Position 3

ERIN GUNTER 1,38541%
ANYA MILTON 1,25637%
MIKE REILLY 71121%
WRITE-IN 70%

City of Ferndale Council Position 7

MARALISE FEGAN 1,48146%
RAMON LLANOS 1,17337%
TODD MCKERNAN 52817%
WRITE-IN 181%

City of Lynden Council Position 2

RONALD DEVALOIS 1,54939%
DARREN JOHNSON 1,23031%
KRIS DEGROOT KEENE 92823%
JACK LATHROP 2456%
WRITE-IN 341%

City of Lynden Council Position 4

BRENT LENSSEN 2,63167%
JEN MARION 69918%
JOHN C. PITCHER 56715%
WRITE-IN 120%

Blaine School District 503 Director District 2

TODD BERGE 1,96346%
DOUGAL THOMAS 1,48835%
PRUDENCE WELCH 79719%
WRITE-IN 160%

Blaine School District 503 Director District 4

CHARLES GIBSON 1,93746%
TANA PERKINS RENEAU 1,35132%
KATIE SMITH 90221%
WRITE-IN 331%

Fire Protection District 21 Commissioner Position 3

KATHY BERG 2,10128%
DEAN BERKELEY 1,48220%
SCOTT FISCHER 3,87552%
WRITE-IN 280%

Sources: Washington Secretary of State, Whatcom County Auditor's Office

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Julie Shirley directs news coverage for The Bellingham Herald and has been the executive editor since 2003. She’s been an editor in Florida, California and Washington since 1979.
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