1900 more primary ballots counted Friday

August 24th, 2007 - 1:51pm


(Port Angeles) -- No major changes in Tuesday's primary election results after elections officials counted about 19-hundred ballots today at the Clallam County Courthouse.

Superior Court Judge candidate Brooke Taylor's 53 percent victory over his 3 challengers sends the veteran Port Angeles attorney to the November ballot unopposed.

Taylor's majority vote eliminates candidates -- Brett Basden, Curtis Johnson and Craig Miller.

Incumbent Edna Peterson will face off with Dan DiGuilio in November for Port Angeles City Council position number 5.

Peterson took about 42-and-a-half percent of the primary vote with DiGuilio garnering 36 percent and Donella Pratt 20 percent.

It looks like Don Perry against Paul Sawyer in the November race for Port Angeles City Council position number 6.

Perry took 53 percent in the primary.

Paul Sawyer leads Peter Ripley by 32 votes for the chance to run against Perry in November.

In the uncontested County Commissioner District 1 primary, Democrat Steve Tharinger took more 37-hundred votes, while Republican Bob Forde had around 33-hundred votes.

Both advance to faceoff in the general election.

About 38 percent of registered Clallam voters tallied in the primary.

The election results will be final and certified on September 5th.

Ballots for the November 6th General Election will be mailed on October 17th.



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