Initial results are in for the 2019 Election. Updates will come Wednesday as additional ballots are counted. Snohomish County estimates they have 35,000 outstanding ballots to count. Island County estimates it was 5,000 ballots left to count.
See statewide results at vote.wa.gov.
Here are how local races stand as of 9:50 p.m. Tuesday:
Stanwood City Council
Two planning commissioners — Sid Roberts and Marcus Metz — are facing off against each other for the vacant Position 6 seat.
CITY OF STANWOOD Council Position 6
Planning commissioner Steve Shepro is challenging incumbent Council member Larry Sather for Position 5.
CITY OF STANWOOD Council Position 5
Lawrence (Larry) A. Sather
Incumbents — Elizabeth Callighan and Timothy Pearce — are running unopposed for Positions 3 and 4.
CITY OF STANWOOD Council Position 4
CITY OF STANWOOD Council Position 3
Stanwood-Camano School Board
Four of the five seats are on November’s ballot. All races are non-partisan. Below are the combined results from Snohomish and Island counties.
District 4 incumbent Ken Christoferson is facing challenger Brett Kinney.
The District 5 seat, which is a director-at-large position, features incumbent Natalie Hagglund and challenger George Zeigen.
George P. Zeigen
Charlotte Murry is seeking the District 2 seat, in a race where her opponent, Keith Pappas, dropped out after ballots were printed.
Miranda Evans is unopposed for the District 3 position.
North County Fire
Greg Oakes, the incumbent, and Jeff Sinker, now in the at-large seat, are competing for the District 1 seat, representing the Kackman, Bryant and Freeborn communities.
NORTH COUNTY REGIONAL FIRE AUTHORITY Commissioner District 1
Judy Williams is the incumbent and lone candidate for the District 2 position.
NORTH COUNTY REGIONAL FIRE AUTHORITY Commissioner District 2
Ric Cade is in an at large position that expires in 2021, but he filed to run for Position 3, which represents Warm Beach.
NORTH COUNTY REGIONAL FIRE AUTHORITY Commissioner District 3
Rob Johnson currently serves as the Position 3 commissioner, but opted to run for the District 4 seat.
NORTH COUNTY REGIONAL FIRE AUTHORITY Commissioner-at-Large Position 4
North County Fire Levy Lid Lift
North County Fire is asking voters to lift its levy lid by 14 cents to return the fire levy to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. After the first count released Tuesday night, the result is too close to call.
Voters approved a fire levy rate of $1.50 per $1,000 in 2008. Since that time, the fire levy rate has fallen to $1.36. Levy rates fall as property values rise to limit the Fire Authority to roughly the same amount of revenue per year, plus a 1% increase allowed by law.
If approved by voters, the 14-cent lid lift would last for six years and cost the owner of a $350,000 home an additional $49 per year ($4.08 per month). The money would be used to hire six emergency personnel and supporting apparatus to respond to higher call volumes, according to the Fire Authority.
NORTH COUNTY REGIONAL FIRE AUTHORITY Local Proposition No. 1
Snohomish County positions
Snohomish Superior Court Judge Position 7
Snohomish Superior Court Judge Position 14
Paul W. Thompson
Snohomish County Assessor
Snohomish County Auditor
Snohomish County Clerk
Snohomish County Sheriff
Snohomish County Treasurer