Initial count results told for Peninsula school contests

Brandino Gibson

Brandino Gibson

Across school districts in Clallam and Jefferson counties, the first count of general election ballots has been tallied.

The second count of Clallam County ballots will be completed by 4:30 p.m. today, and the second count of Jefferson County ballots will take place at 2 p.m. today.

Sequim School District voters, which include some Jefferson County residents, favored appointee Brian Kuh, running against Jon Kirshbaum, for the Position 2 seat on the school board, a four-year term.

In the first count of Clallam County ballots, Kuh received 65.71 percent, or 4,083 votes, while voters gave Kirshbaum 34.29 percent, or 2,131 votes.

In Jefferson, Kuh received 65.06 percent, or 54 votes, and Kirshbaum received 34.94 percent, or 29 votes.

Of 6,297 votes in both counties, the combined total put Kuh at 65.7 percent, or 4,137 votes, and Kirshbaum at 34.3 percent, or 2,160 votes.

In the race for Position 4, a four-year term on the Sequim School Board, Clallam County voters gave Brandino Gibson 60.45 percent, or 3,806 votes, and Nola Judd 39.55 percent, or 2,490 votes.

In Jefferson County, Judd led by a tight margin. She received 51.09 percent, or 47 votes, and Gibson received 48.91 percent, or 45 votes.

Of 6,388 votes in both counties, Gibson received 60.28 percent, or 3,851 votes, and Judd took 39.72 percent, or 2,537 votes.

A 3.94 percent margin separated Chimacum School Board incumbent Sarah Martin and Ron Riggle for the District 1 seat in the first count of ballots.

Martin received 51.92 percent, or 1,747 votes, while Riggle received 48.08 percent, or 1,618 votes.

Vying for the Chimacum School Board District 5 seat, Jack McKay led with 56.91 percent, or 1,848 votes, while Wilma Hackman received 43.09 percent, or 1,399 votes.

As for the Crescent School District Position 1 seat, appointee Ann Chang received 56.64 percent, or 243 votes, and Kathy Conat received 43.36 percent, or 186 votes.

In the race for the Position 2 seat on the Crescent School Board, Lee Evinger soared to 71.36 percent, or 294 votes, compared to Amanda K. Jennings’ 28.64 percent, or 118 votes.

Cape Flattery School Board voters gave Janet Campbell 72.78 percent, or 115 votes, and Joe McGimpsey, 27.22 percent or 43 votes.

Nola Judd

Nola Judd

Jon Kirschbaum

Jon Kirschbaum

Brian Kuh

Brian Kuh

Wilma Hackman

Wilma Hackman

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Jack McKay

Jack McKay

Ron Riggle

Ron Riggle

Ann Chang

Ann Chang

Kathy Conat

Kathy Conat

Lee Evinger

Lee Evinger

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