Washington Election Return Updates

Republican incumbent Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler has won re-election in southwest Washington.  Herrera Beutler defeated Democrat Carolyn Long, a political science professor at Washington State University’s campus in Vancouver.  Herrera Beutler was first elected to the 3rd Congressional District in 2010 and will serve her fifth term in Congress. She had faced a tough race against Long after the August primary, where she captured 42 percent of the vote on a crowded ballot of seven total candidates.


In Washington State House District 14 there was almost no significant change after Wednesday’s tabulations with the two Republicans winning election.  Chris Corry had received just under 61 percent of the vote for position one over Democratic challenger Sasha Bentley.  And incumbent Gina Mosbrucker is retaining her position two seat, receiving just under 64 percent to hold off challenger Liz Hallock.


Updated vote counts In Klickitat County on Wednesday left County Commission position two incumbent David Sauter with 3,357 votes to 1,222 for Raymond Clough, while Sheriff Bob Songer has 3,363 votes to challenger Douglas Charters’ 1,447.  The White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan District measure had received 929 votes in favor to 714 against.  In races for positions on the district board, Lloyd DeKay had 721 votes to 363 for Mikael Naramore, Benjamin Briggs had a narrow 571-to-536 lead over Pam Morneault, Troy Witherrite led Michael Oldfather 844 to 278, and Karen Skiles had received 787 votes to 338 for Jan Brending.  Husum Fire District’s bond measure was being approved 635-to-298, and the County Emergency Medical Services District levy was passing 3,523 to 1,186.


In Skamania County Gabriel Spencer was winning the election for assessor 2,928 to 1,781 over Tom Dillon, while Adam Kick was ahead in his bid to be re-elected as Prosecuting Attorney with 2,761 votes to 2,120 over Dan McGill.  Dan Boyes was winning the PUD District Commissioner race 2,569 to 1,897 over Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.  The Underwood Parks and Recreation District levy measure had received 268 votes in favor to 157 against, while the Home Valley Water District levy had received 96 votes in favor and 60 against.