General election certified, with no changes to Clallam results

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County has certified the Nov. 8 general election results. No election outcomes changed after the last ballot count Nov. 16.

The auditor’s office counted 41,042 ballots from 50,987 registered voters, with a voter turnout of 80.12 percent.

Randy Johnson, a Clallam County commissioner candidate who filed with no party preference, defeated Democrat Ron Richards 6,784 votes to 5,250 votes — or 56.37 percent to 43.63 percent.

Brian Coughenour, a sitting Clallam County Superior Court judge who had been appointed to the post in 2015, kept his seat by winning 17,805 votes, or 52.51 percent, to Dave Neupert’s 16,105 votes, or 47.49 percent.

Republican Donald Trump remained the county favorite for president, widening his lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

President-elect Trump, who trailed former Secretary of State Clinton by 319 votes in Clallam County on election night, moved ahead of Clinton by 1,117 votes, at 18,794, or 47.63 percent, to 17,677, or 44.8 percent.

A proposition to increase the number of Forks Community Hospital commissioners from three to five passed with 70.91 percent support.

An advisory vote on banning fireworks in Sequim showed 65.62 percent in favor of prohibiting fireworks.

In Legislative District 24 — which covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County — Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, won over Danille Turissini, R-Port Ludlow, 56.56 percent to 43.44 percent for the state Senate.

Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, won over George Vrable, R-Port Ludlow, 60.9 percent to 39.1 percent for the Position 1 state representative seat.


Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at

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