Monthly Archives: November 2018

Lake Crescent Rehab Ends Today for 2018

Today is the final day of road work around Lake Crescent for 2018

That from Washington State DOT.  They say the guardrail installation will continue today and Friday west of the Lake Crescent Lodge area between mileposts 224-228 with a pilot car controlling traffic in this area.

      Fri Nov 16 News

Drivers should continue to expect half-hour delays during work hours today with slower travel through the work zone.

After today the temporary traffic signals are being removed – and work on that project will not resume until March of 2019.  The work is scheduled for completion sometime next summer.

In Reversal, Rohrer Leads Black in Latest Count

In a late reversal, Erik Rohrer has taken the lead over John Black on Wednesday by 27 votes in the last large tally of Clallam County’s general election ballots in the race for West End District Court 2 judge.

On Wednesday, elections manager Becky Pettigrew said there are “maybe about 100” more ballots to be tallied today – including online ballots that must be transferred to regular ballots before being tallied.

      Thu Nov 15 News

Other ballots with questionable signatures have to be matched with resubmitted signatures to verify their authenticity.

Rohrer is a sitting county Superior Court judge leads Black, a Beaver lawyer, 1,422 votes to Black’s 1,395, or 50.48 percent to 49.52 percent.  That race confined to District 2, west of Lake Crescent to Forks and Neah Bay.  Black had led the previous vote counts from between 4 and 15 votes.

In another close race, county Public Utility District 1, commissioner District 3 challenger Jim Waddell is the apparent winner over 33-year incumbent Ted Simpson.  Waddell leads by 326 votes, 12,956-12,630 votes, or 50.64 percent to 49.36 percent.

In other races, Republican Port Angeles-West End District 3 county Commissioner Bill Peach defeated Democrat and former county Commissioner Mike Doherty.

The Auditor’s Office says 39,905 votes have been counted out of 52,674 ballots mailed out to voters countywide for a 76 percent turnout.

The county Canvassing Board will certify the election results Nov. 27.

Black Leads Rohrer by 12 votes

1500 Ballots Still to Count

The race for West End District 2 Judge continues with Eric Rohrer closing the gap – albeit only slightly – against John Black in Tuesday’s third vote count.  Black led the first vote tally election night by just 4 votes.  He extended that lead to 15 votes in the second count Friday.  That lead has narrowed to 12 votes.  The Clallam County Auditor’s office says there are about 1500 more votes to count and some could still affect that race.  The count is expected today.

      Wed Nov 14 News

More Votes to be Counted Today

The Winner of the Forks District Judge Race May be Decided

Today is the day we will likely find out the winner in the race for Judge in district Court two that covers the West End.

Attorney John Black leads Superior Court Judge Eric Rohrer.  He extended his lead from 4 votes on election night to 15 votes in Friday’s second count : 927 – 912.

The Clallam County Auditor’s office says there are still an estimated 3900 votes this afternoon to count and some will affect this race.  Voter turnout as of Friday was 67.55 percent.

      Tue Nov 13 News

Incumbent Republican Bill Peach is the apparent winner of the race for County Commissioner in district three.  In Friday’s count, he increased his lead from 323 to 513 votes over Democrat Mike Doherty.

Peach has 53% of the vote in that race.

In a countywide race for PUD district 1 commissioner in district 3, Jim Waddell has increased his lead to 482 vote lead over incumbent Ted Simpson with over 22700 votes cast.

That race still too close to call.

County Commissioner, Judge Race Too Close to Call

Just 4 votes separate Black and Rohrer – Peach leads Doherty by 323 votes

The race for Judge in district Court two that covers the West End is too close to call.  Attorney John Black leads Superior Court Judge Eric Rohrer by just 4 votes – 627 – 623 after the first count Tuesday night. The Clallam County Auditor’s office says there are still an estimated 7000 votes to count and some will affect this race.

 

The other local race that is too close to call is for District 3 County Commissioner where incumbent Republican Bill Peach holds a narrow 323 vote lead over Democrat Mike Doherty.

With more than 5000 votes cast Peach has 53% of the vote.  The next count is expected on Friday.

In another close race PUD district 1 commissioner in district 3, Jim Waddell has a 180 vote lead over incumbent Ted Simpson with over 15000 votes cast.

That race still too close to call.

      Wed Nov 7 News

Other local races were not so close.

Incumbent Republican Mike Nichols has won reelection as the Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney with 58% out of nerly 22,000 votes cast over challenger Selinda Barkhuis.

Community Development director  Mary Ellen Winborn has sailed to reelection over Julie Gardner with 62% of the vote

Clallam County Assessor Pamela Rushton, Auditor Shoona Riggs, and Treasurer Teresa Marchi were relection without any opposition.

Bill Benedict has won reelection as County Sherriff with 73% of the vote over Jim McLaughlin.