Race that drew write-in campaign results announced

PORT ANGELES — Stan Williams won by a large margin against write-in candidate Chris Noble in a race on the Port Angeles School Board.

Williams won 4,299 votes, 63.87 percent, in the first two counts of ballots to 2,432 write-in votes, or 36.13 percent, for the Position 3 seat.

Noble campaigned as a write-in candidate in October because all three seats on the school board were unopposed.

In addition to Williams, incumbent Sandy Long ran unopposed for the Position 4 seat and Kirsten Williams (no relation to Stan Williams) ran unopposed for Position 5.

“I appreciate all my supporters and I hope I can do some good for the school district,” Williams said Wednesday.

Williams said he did not have a plan or agenda but looked forward to working with the board.

“I’m going to wait to settle in and take some training classes they have to see what’s next,” he said.

Noble said he was pleased with 36 percent of the vote.

“That’s a significant accomplishment with a three-week campaign without being on the ballot or in the voter guide,” he said.

Noble, a former substitute teacher and volunteer tutor in Port Angeles, said he was interested finding ways to still contribute to the district, such as helping expand the recruitment of volunteers.

Another run for a board seat was not out of the question, either.

“I would consider it,” Noble said.


Reporter Paula Hunt can be reached at paula.hunt@peninsuladailynews.com.