Sandoval qualifies for general election while opponent is undecided

PORT TOWNSEND — City Council incumbent Michelle Sandoval easily led her two challengers, Patsy Caldwell and Mary McQuillen, in unofficial primary election results released Tuesday.

The top two vote-getters proceed to the Nov. 8 general election for a four-year term on the City Council.

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office received 3,078 ballots, or 48 percent, of the all-mail primary ballots from Port Townsend residents by the end of the day Tuesday.

Sandoval held a solid lead with 1,407 votes, or 45.7 percent of those cast.

“I am very happy and hope that I will be able to serve again on the City Council, because I enjoy it and hope to continue to serve the community,” Sandoval said Tuesday after learning about the election results.

“Hopefully, people are happy with the direction that the city is going.”

Close race for second

Meanwhile, who will be her general election opponent is up in the air as Patsy Caldwell had 849 votes and McQuillen had 800 votes.

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