Adams County elections pretty much decided

Print Article

RITZVILLE — With an estimated 40 ballots left to be counted, results from Tuesday night’s general election in Adams County are all but decided.

The Adams County Auditor’s Office reports a total of 2,199 ballots have been counted so far, with the next scheduled ballot count set for Monday at 4 p.m. The results are set to be certified by the state auditor’s office November 28.

Although the majority of the races in Adams County were uncontested, a couple of the races were close and a Wednesday ballot count painted a clearer picture with regard to how the races will play out.

Contested results and measures from the general election are as follows:

House Bill 1597 (statewide race, regarding the food fish excise tax rate)

Adams County: Repealed, 1,455 votes, 75.19 percent/Maintained, 480 votes, 24.81 percent.

State: Repealed, 588,663 votes, 56.88 percent/Maintained, 446,195 votes, 43.12 percent.

House Bill 2163 (statewide race)

Adams County: Repealed, 1,602 votes, 82.15 percent/Maintained, 348 votes, 17.85 percent.

State: Repealed, 667,901 votes, 64.6 percent/Maintained, 365,970 votes, 35.4 percent.

House Bill 2242 (statewide race)

Adams County: Repealed, 1,476 votes, 74.77 percent/Maintained, 498 votes, 25.23 percent.

State: Repealed, 640,293 votes, 61.51 percent/Maintained, 400,672 votes, 38.49 percent.

LaCrosse School District Proposition No. 1 Replacement Capital Levy (multi-county race)

Adams County: Yes, 5 votes, 100 percent/No, 0 votes, 0 percent.

Whitman County: Yes, 99 votes, 61.49 percent/No, 62 votes, 38.51 percent.

Othello School District, Director No. 1

Kevin Gilbert, 468 votes, 48.35 percent.

Jenn Stevenson, 500 votes, 51.65 percent.

Town of Lind Mayor

Paula Bell, 149 votes, 73.76 percent.

Jamie Schmunk, 53 votes, 26.24 percent.

Town of Washtucna Council Position No. 3

Timothy Kelley, 44 votes, 75.86 percent.

Marcia Gulley, 14 votes, 24.14 percent.

Fire District No. 4, Proposition No. 1 Maintenance and Operation Levy

Approved, 5 votes, 100 percent.

Rejected, 0 votes, 0 percent.

Washtucna Parks and Recreation No. 2, Proposition No. 1 Maintenance and Operation Levy

Approved, 68 votes, 64.15 percent.

Rejected, 38 votes, 35.85 percent.

Cemetery District No. 2, Proposition No. 1 Maintenance and Operation Levy

Approved, 639 votes, 63.58 percent.

Rejected, 366 votes, 36.42 percent.

Cemetery District No. 3, Proposition No. 1 Maintenance and Operation Levy

Approved, 166 votes, 58.25 percent.

Rejected, 119 votes, 41.75 percent.

Road District No. 1, Proposition No. 1 Property Tax Levy Lid Lift

Approved, 333 votes, 39.36 percent.

Rejected, 513 votes, 60.64 percent.

Richard Byrd can be reached via email at

Print Article

Read More Local News

Costumes, goodies and prizes at ‘Trunk or Treat’

October 22, 2018 at 5:28 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — A crowd of 300 to 400 kids in costume turned out Saturday afternoon for Sportsman’s Warehouse’s first annual Trunk or Treat event, according to Sportsman’s Warehouse office manager Kimbe...


Read More

Cost of service part of setting PUD rates

October 22, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — Rates are a subject that comes up a lot in conversations about the Grant County PUD. How rates are established and how they’re calculated have been debated for a long time. Rates came up ...


Read More

Pucker up for Porky: Kids meet fundraising goal, principal kisses pig

October 22, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Five thousand dollars. That was the fundraising goal the students, parents and teachers of Lakeview Terrace Elementary School gave themselves earlier this fall — $5,000 for the school’s...


Read More

Group funding PUD candidates may be breaking law

October 22, 2018 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register Grant County — Advocacy group Ag Power Users of Grant County, which has contributed around $56,000 in total to candidates for Grant County Public Utility District commissioner elections, may be viola...


Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy