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Local election filing due Friday

Local election filing due Friday

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019

Candidate filing applications for local government positions in Whitman County are due Friday at 5 p.m. and many seats may go unfilled this year due to the low county population and lack of pay. Nearly 80 percent of local races went uncontested over the last 10 years, according to public records obtained by Whitman County Watch. County Auditor Sandy Jamison said the low population of certain towns in the county makes filling these positions difficult but that many incumbents are filin...

Foley panelists discuss election

Foley panelists discuss election

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2018

At a three-person panel Wednesday, speakers discussed the early results of Tuesday’s midterm election and political shifts seen since the 2016 general election. President Donald Trump had a large role in this year’s midterms, said John Wilkerson, University of Washington political science professor....

Vote for Whitman County treasurer remains unclear

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2018

As Whitman County tabulates more votes for the midterm election, challenger Christina Nelson has maintained her slight lead over incumbent Mark Clinton. Nelson has now received about 51.8 percent of the 10,239 votes counted as of 5 p.m. Wednesday and Clinton has received about 49.2 percent. The...

Hart wins judicial race in landslide

Hart wins judicial race in landslide

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

November 7, 2018

In the race for Whitman County District Court judge, Colfax Municipal Court Judge John Hart beat challenger Rob Rembert, Pro Tem Whitman County District Court judge, by nearly twice the number of votes based on initial voter tabulations Tuesday night. Hart earned 65.7 percent of the vote and Remb...

Schmick holds on to 9th district seat against Sutherland

Schmick holds on to 9th district seat against Sutherland

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

Incumbent Joe Schmick (R) beat out Democratic challenger Matthew Sutherland in Tuesday’s election to continue representing Washington’s 9th District in the state House of Representatives. Sutherland, a WSU graduate student, was Schmick’s first Democratic challenger since 2008. He won with 64.4...

Jamison takes decisive lead in county auditor race

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

Republican Sandy Jamison is expected to win the election for Whitman County auditor after initial tabulations Tuesday night showed her leading at 63.6 percent, while Democratic challenger Eric Fejeran trailed behind at 36.4 percent. Jamison said the first thing she will do in office is individually...

Largent leads Whitman County commissioner race

HAYLEY MARTINEZ, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

Republican incumbent Michael Largent appears to lead in the race for Whitman County commissioner as of Tuesday night’s results at 59.1 percent of the vote, with Democrat John-Mark Mahnkey behind at 40.8 percent. Largent said it has not been a “nasty campaign” and that he hopes to see Mahnkey...

Washington voters fail initiative to fee carbon producers

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

Initiative 1631, which aimed to put a fee on pollution in Washington and was commonly known as the “carbon tax” initiative, was turned down by state voters Tuesday night. I-1631 failed with 62.5 percent of Whitman County voting against it versus 37.5 percent supporting. Statewide the initiative...

Initiative 1634 to keep local government from taxing groceries looks to have passed

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

Initiative 1634, which would prohibit local governments from imposing any new or increased taxes on grocery items, looks to have passed as of Tuesday's election results. As of Tuesday night's statewide tabulation, nearly 55 percent of votes were in favor of the measure. In Whitman County, 56.5 percent...

First vote tabulation shows Dye leading Goulet

First vote tabulation shows Dye leading Goulet

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

As of Tuesday night's midterm ballot count, it appears incumbent Mary Dye (R) will maintain her grasp on the Position 1 seat to represent Washington’s 9th Legislative District in the state capital. Her challenger Jennifer Goulet (D) has received 32.3 percent of the 33,519 votes counted in the first...

County treasurer too close to call as of Tuesday night

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

In primary voter tabulations Tuesday night, the race for Whitman County treasurer ended too close to call with Christina Nelson leading at 51.1 percent and Mark Clinton at 48.9 percent. Both candidates ran as Republicans. Clinton said he was “a little disappointed" at being down by roughly 100 votes...

Office of the Secretary of State provides voter ‘tip sheet’ for election

Office of the Secretary of State provides voter ‘tip sheet’ for election

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2018

With Election Day coming up Tuesday, the Washington Secretary of State office has provided a voter tip sheet for voters in the state. If a Voter’s Pamphlet or ballot has not come in the mail yet, voters can contact the Whitman County elections office to receive another, according to the press release. Voters’...

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