[8/8/16] Primary Election Ballot Count Updated Friday

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Last Friday’s ballot count update didn’t change the outcome for many of last Tuesday’s Primary Election ballot issues- however it did provide some breathing room in one of the two funding propositions from Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster.

Proposition 2, a levy lid lift requiring a 50% approval rating has a 55% yes vote and appears to be passing handily.

However, prop 1- a 1-year special levy needs 60% to pass and has just shy of 54% yes- which means that measure will fail.

Other ballot measures for Okanogan County: the Town of Twisp’s request for an increase in sales tax to help fund road repairs appears to be passing with 195 yes votes- that’s 73%– a simple 50% was all they needed.

Incumbent Okanogan County Commissioner, Ray Campbell, will not be in the November General Election- he was out polled by Andy Hover and Ashley Thrasher, who will face each other in the General Election.

The District 1 race for County Commissioner is too close to call. Incumbent Sheilah Kennedy has 28% of the vote followed by a virtual tie between Larry Schreckengast and Chris Branch. Schreckengast has a slim 2 vote advantage over Branch.

In Chelan County- Commissioner District 1 – Kevin Overbay and Randy Harrison will face each other in November. And incumbent Carnan Bergren will be challenged by Steve McKenna for Chelan County PUD District A Commissioner.

Taking a look at legislative races- in the bid to replace retiring Senator, Linda Evans-Parlette, Brad Hawkins has a 2 to 1 vote lead over Jon Wyss. They will face each other in the November General Election.

And for Legislative District 12, Mike Steele, of Chelan, has garnered 35% of the votes followed by Jerry Paine with 26%. They face off as well in the November General Election.