Political News

The last of the Skagit County ballots from the Nov. 3 election have been counted, and there were no changes in the county races since the previous count was released.

BURLINGTON — Incumbent Bill Shuler had a substantial lead in the Port of Skagit commissioner position 3 race over Pola Kelley after preliminary results were released Tuesday night.

HAMILTON — Lisa Johnson and Mike Brockman each held eight votes in the race for Hamilton Town Council Position 5 as of Tuesday evening.

MOUNT VERNON — Preliminary election results show Mary Hudson taking a commanding lead over Patrick Miller in the race for Mount Vernon City Council, Ward 3 Position 1.

LA CONNER — La Conner Town Council member MaryLee Chamberlain appears likely to retain her spot as the representative for position 4 for another two-year term.

ANACORTES — Joe Verdoes and John Pope had substantial leads in the Port of Anacortes commissioner races after Tuesday night's first ballot count.

LYMAN — Three positions on the Lyman Town Council were contested this election, and all incumbents are leading, according to initial returns.

MOUNT VERNON — The Hospital District 1 commissioner races are going down to the wire after the first batch of voting results Tuesday night.

Two fire district commissioner seats in Skagit County were contested this election, and with early numbers coming in, it appears one district will retain its incumbent.

  • Skagit Valley Herald staff

Initial election results are in, with 14,363 of Skagit County votes counted. The county has 69,302 eligible voters. Officials estimate there are 4,000 ballots in this election left to count.

HAMILTON — Incumbent Joan Cromley had 76 percent of the votes in the race for Hamilton mayor when the Skagit County Elections Department released preliminary numbers Tuesday night.

Brian Cladoosby, chairman of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, was elected Wednesday to another term as president of the National Congress of American Indians.

HAMILTON — The two Hamilton mayoral candidates agree a good mayor must be involved, but incumbent Joan Cromley and challenger Mathew Coker have different ideas about what that entails.

  • By EVAN MARCZYNSKI @Evan_SVH

LA CONNER — Of the three La Conner Town Council positions on the ballot for this year’s election, only one features a race with more than one candidate.

SEDRO-WOOLEY — Only one school board seat in the entire county is contested this election season: Sedro-Woolley School Board Position 3, which covers the Big Lake and Clear Lake areas of the district.

  • By Skagit Valley Herald staff

The Skagit County Elections Department has announced some corrections to its Voters’ Guide concerning the Port of Skagit commissioner race.

Three candidates for public office in Skagit County have withdrawn from their races, but will remain on ballots because they withdrew after the deadline.

MOUNT VERNON — Candidates Jill Boudreau and Bob Fiedler took questions Tuesday night on economic development, emergency services and community engagement at the first forum this election season devoted solely to Mount Vernon mayoral race.