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Auditor’s Office continues to count primary ballots

Okanogan, Ferry Counties latest results

— Clint Didier showed a 20 percentage-point lead over his nearest opponent in Tuesday election night results from Okanogan County.

He garnered 39.21 percent of the county vote in the initial tally of primary election returns. Didier and 11 others are seeking the 4th District U.S. representative position being vacated by Richard “Doc” Hastings.

District-wide, he had 23,308 votes, or 30.59 percent.

Fellow Republican Dan Newhouse came in second, with 705 votes in the county and 20,141 votes district-wide, according to unofficial returns.

The Okanogan County Auditor’s Office counted 4,006 ballots on election night and said it had 1,439 left to count as of election night. In all-mail balloting, the county had another 15,756 outstanding. County turnout was 18.9 percent as of election night.

In Okanogan County returns, others seeking the post are Republicans Gavin Seim, 97; Gordon Allen Pross, 12; Kevin Midbust, 4; Glen R. Stockwell, 57; George Cicotte, 98; Janea Holmquist, 165; Democrats Estakio Beltran, 434 votes; Tony Sandoval, 429, and independents Josh Ramirez, 72, and Richard Wright, 173. There were three write-in votes.

For 5th District U.S. representative, incumbent Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers received 1,086 votes from Ferry County and 59,939 district-wide. Democrat Joseph (Joe) Pakootas got 638 votes in Ferry County and 33,481 district-wide, independent Dave Wilson got 240 in the county and 13,083 in the district and Republican Tom Home got 230 in the county and 9,430 in the district.

The Ferry County Auditor’s Office counted 2,257 ballots on election night and had 25 left to count as of election night. The county had another 2,211 outstanding. County turnout was 50.23 percent as of election night.

In the 7th District senatorial race, incumbent Brian Dansel, R-Republic, had 1,307 votes in Okanogan County and 1,720 votes in Ferry County. District-wide, he had 13,929 votes, or 68.66 percent, as of election night.

Challenger Tony Booth, also a Republican, got 508 votes in Okanogan County and 399 votes in Ferry County. District-wide, he had 6,357 votes, or 31.34 percent.

Other results:

-7th District representative, position No. 1 - Incumbent Shelly Short, Republican, 1,728 Okanogan County, 1,645 Ferry County, 17,308 district. James R. Apker, Libertarian, 284 Okanogan County, 374 Ferry County, 4,257 district.

-7th District representative, position No. 2 - Incumbent Joel Kretz, Republican, 1,843 Okanogan County, 1,732 Ferry County, 18,183 district. Ronnie Rae, Centralist, 245 Okanogan County, 313 Ferry County, 3,307 district.

-12th District representative, position No. 1 - Cary Condotta, Republican, 1,212 Okanogan County, 12,601 district.

-12th District representative, position No. 2 - Brad Hawkins, Republican, 1,234 Okanogan County, 12,938 district.

-Okanogan County assessor - Les V. Stokes, Conservative, 1,551. Scott D. Furman, Democrat, 2,252.

-Okanogan County coroner - Gary V. Reams, no party preference, 813; Anthony Frey, no party preference, 601, Dave Rodriguez, Republican, 2,074. The Top 2 will move on to the general election.

-Okanogan County Public Utility District, district No. 1 (non-partisan) - Scott Vejraska, 322; James Miller, 239; David Womack, 337; Steve Nearents, 263. The Top 2 move on to the general election.

-Okanogan County Auditor Laurie Thomas, Clerk Charleen Groomes, Commissioner Jim DeTro, Prosecuting Attorney Karl Sloan, Sheriff Frank Rogers and Treasurer Leah McCormack all ran unopposed.

-Ferry County commissioner, district No. 2- Leo Jenkins, Democrat, 219; Rosalie (Rose) Parr, 188; Nathan Davis, Republican, 522. The Top 2 will move on to the general election.

-Ferry County prosecuting attorney - Emma J. Paulsen, Republican, 1,281; C. Olivia Wood, no party preference, 380; James A. von Sauer, Republican, 452.

-Ferry County sheriff - Raymond Maycumber, Republican, 1,180; Bret A. Roberts, Republican, 469; Thomas L. Williams, no party preference, 489. The Top 2 will move on to the general election.

-Ferry County treasurer - Joy Culp, Repbublican, 681; Richelle Rodak, Republican, 1,313.

-Ferry County Assessor Rachel D. Siracuse, Auditor Dianna Galvan and Clerk Jean Bremner Booher all ran unopposed.

-Orient School District maintenance and operations levy - Ferry County, 55 yes, 55 no; district-wide 124 yes, 135 no.

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