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.