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Just 61 votes separate Larson and Sidhu for County Executive 

WHATCOM ­— The race for County Executive between Tony Larson and Satpal Sidhu was razor-close, with just 61 votes separating them, in the first count of votes by the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office on Tuesday.

At least 13,000 ballots remain to be counted, the office said, and the next release of results is this evening.

The Lynden parks and trails bond issue was just barely passing with the needed 60 percent support. City Council incumbent was slightly ahead of challenger Darren Johnson, but for Ferndale mayor incumbent Jon Mutchler trailed challenger Greg Hansen.

Printed below are election night results of other positions on the Nov. 5 general election ballot, beyond those presented in the box at left.

Positions are for four years unless indicated otherwise. However, the terms of fire and cemetery district commissioner positions are normally six years.

 

WHATCOM COUNTY

Council District 5

Ben Elenbaas, 5,674, 59.4%

Natalie McClendon, 3,857, 40.4 %

Council At-Large

Position B

Carol Frazey, 27,824, 60.4.%

David Ramirez, 18,186, 39.5%

County Assessor

Rebecca Xczar, 21,793, 49.1%

John Romaker, 22,522, 50.7%

County Sheriff

Joy Gilfilen, 13,635, 28.9%

Bill Elfo, 33,456, 70.9%

 

PORT OF BELLINGHAM

Commissioner District 3

Anthony Distefano, 14,108, 32.7%

Robert (Bobby) Briscoe, 28,977, 67.1%

 

CITY OF FERNDALE, Mayor

Jon Mutchler, 1,251, 48.4%

Greg Hansen, 1,323, 51.2%

 

CITY OF SUMAS

 

Council Position 3

Deborah Morgan, 114, 54.3%

Todd Daniels, 94, 44.8%

 

Council Position 5

Jesse Clawson, 121, 59.9%

Gary DeBont, 78, 38.6%

 

LYNDEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Director Position 1  

Jason Swendt, 1,310, 33.0%

C.J. Costanti, 2,654, 66.9%

 

MOUNT BAKER SCHOOL DISTRICT

Director District 5

Theresa Sygitowicz, 1,265, 47.5%

Russ Pfeiffer-Hoyt, 1,380, 51.8%

 

Fire Protection District 1

(Everson-Nugents Corner)

Commissioner Position 3

Shannon Whitford-Ahlers, 873, 50.5%

Gary D. Almy, 843, 48.8%

 

Fire Protection District 7

(Ferndale)

Commissioner Position 3

Scott Brown, 1,186, 27.1%

Mike Murphy, 3,163, 72.4%

 

Fire Protection District 21

(No. Whatcom Fire/Rescue)

Commissioner Position 3

Scott Fischer, 3,924, 62.9%

Kathy Berg, 2,285, 36.6%

 

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District

Commissioner Position 3 

Fred Reid, 1,271, 68.0%

Patrick Alesse, 591, 31.7%

 

Cemetery District 9 (Nooksack)

Commissioner Position 3

James Ackerman, 615, 68.0%

Lonnie L. Davenport, 281, 31.1%

 

Lynden Regional Park and Recreation District

Commissioner Position 2

James Rose, 1,599, 40.5%

Ronald Van Soest, 2,345, 59.3%