Election outcomes unchanged after certification

Jefferson County sees almost 60 percent voter turnout

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County general election results were certified Tuesday with no changes in outcomes.

Monica MickHager will replace incumbent Deborah Stinson on the Port Townsend City Council for Position Three.

The election was certified by a panel of three, comprised of county auditor Rose Ann Caroll, county commission Chair Kate Dean and Philip Hunsucker, chief civil deputy prosecuting attorney.

The total voter turnout for Jefferson County was 15,150 ballots cast, or 58.55 percent of the total 25,865 registered voters in Jefferson County. After Nov. 15’s final ballot count, 201 ballots had been challenged and could be fixed before certification.

MickHager, 63, received 2,538 votes, or 56.84 percent, while incumbent Stinson, 64, received 1,927 votes, or 46.16 percent.

In the remaining City Council positions, Amy Howard, 37, won the Position 6 set over Bernie Arthur, 80, while David Faber has been re-elected to Position 7 and Owen Rowe won his unopposed Position 4 seat.

Joe Baisch has been re-elected to his seat as Brinnon School Director Position 3, after winning the tightest race in the county against Jolene Elkins.

Baisch, 71, received 272 votes, or 51.32 percent, while Elkins, 50, received 258 votes, or 48.68 percent.

For the remaining Brinnon School Board positions, Mary Fickett has won the Position 1 seat against Laura F. Beck and Ron Stephens has won the Position 2 seat against Courtney J. Beck. Bill Barnet will take the Position 4 seat in an unopposed race.

On the Quilcene School Board, Viviann Kuehl, Trisha Freiberg and Paul Mahan ran unopposed, while Jessica Gossette has defeated Jenelle Cleland for Position 4.

Chimacum School Board seats went to Mickey Nagy, Kristina Mayer and Tami Robocker. Nagy defeated Make Aman, Mayer prevailed against Steve Martin and Robocker beat Michael Raymond, who had been appointed to the board in January.

Three Port Townsend School Board positions were decided with Jeffrey Taylor and Nathanael O’Hara running unopposed, and Doug Ross defeating Harold J. Sherwood.

The Port of Port Townsend has 7,753 votes, or 55.06 percent, approving a $15 million levy for capital projects within its Industrial Development District. The measure needed only a simple majority to be approved.

Pam Petranek, 59, has won the District 1 port commission seat with 73.46 percent of the vote against Chuck Fauls, 66.

Voters approved a measure to set commissioner districts within East Jefferson Fire-Rescue territory, and David Seabrook was re-elected in an unopposed race for Commissioner Position 1.

Other fire district approvals included Art Frank for the Quilcene board, Ed Davis and Gene Carmody for the Port Ludlow board, Meril Smith for the Brinnon board and Barb Knoepfle for the Discovery Bay board.

Voters also approved with a supermajority vote a $1.2 million bond for the Brinnon Fire District to replace vehicles, and the renewal of a six-year levy at 15 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value to keep operating the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle.

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Jefferson County reporter Zach Jablonski can be reached at 360-385-2335, ext. 5, or at [email protected].

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