No real changes in the final primary election results released Friday by the Chelan County Auditors Office. The vote total in the mayor's race went up from more than 900 votes cast to almost 14-hundred, but the percentages stayed virtually the same, with City Councilmember Erin McArdle coming in first with 32 percent of the vote and Mayor Bob Goedde with 28 percent. They will advance to the general election in November. Councilman John Olson came in third with 23 percent of the vote, Stan Morse with 17 percent.
Although she had withdrawn her candidacy, Mary Signorelli came in first in the Hospital Commissioner race, with 42 percent of the vote. But advancing to the general election will be Len England and Debra Edinger, who got 38 and 20 percent of the vote, respectively.
The Manson School Board race had the only real change, with Kourtney Alanis overtaking Aurora Flores for first place, but not by much; Alanis leads Flores by 26 votes, 391 to 365 votes. Tanaya West came in third with 240 votes.
The only countywide race is to fill the unexpired Assessors office term of now Community Development Director Deanna Walter, in that race, Wes Cornelius came in with 54 percent of the vote, Mark Miller with 46 percent.
Voter turnout, if you want to call it that in a mail-in election, was a disappointing 29 percent. Auditor Skip Moore was hoping for a 40 to 45 percent ballot return rate.