About 30 ballots left to be counted in Grant County

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EPHRATA — The majority of races from last Tuesday's general election are decided, but it appears as if a highly contested race for Moses Lake School Board will result in a recount.

The Grant County Auditor's Office reports there are only 30 ballots left to be counted, with the next ballot count scheduled for Nov. 20. In the race for Moses Lake School Board Director No. 4, MLSB President Kevin Donovan is currently trailing challenger Elliott Goodrich by 21 votes, 0.38 percent.

Washington election laws state a machine recount is required when the difference between the top two candidates is less than 2,000 votes and less than 0.50 percent of the total number of votes cast for both candidates. A manual recount is required when the difference is less than 150 votes and less than 0.25 percent of the total votes cast for both candidates.

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

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

Grant County: Repealed, 9,480 votes, 76.53 percent/Maintained, 2,908 votes, 23.47 percent.

State: Repealed, 698,522 votes, 56.05 percent/Maintained, 547,719 votes, 43.95 percent.

House Bill 2163 (statewide race)

Grant County: Repealed 10,353 votes, 83.5 percent/Maintained, 2,046 votes, 16.5 percent.

State: Repealed, 795,389 votes, 63.9 percent/Maintained, 449,334 votes, 36.1 percent.

House Bill 2242 (statewide race)

Grant County: Repealed, 9,865 votes, 79.07 percent/Maintained, 2,612 votes, 20.93 percent.

State: Repealed, 759,917 votes, 60.6 percent/Maintained, 493,993 votes, 39.4 percent.

Grant County Hospital District No. 2, Proposition No. 1 Levy for Operations and Maintenance

Yes, 1,022 votes, 57.84 percent/No, 745 votes, 42.16 percent.

Grant County Hospital District No. 5, Proposition No. 1 One-Year Special Levy

Approved, 227 votes, 53.04 percent/Rejected, 201 votes, 46.96 percent.

Soap Lake School District, Director No. 3

Joan Fleming, 265 votes, 48.09 percent.

Curt Dotson, 286 votes, 51.91 percent.

Soap Lake School District, Director No. 5

Donald Clark, 248 votes, 47.6 percent.

Renee Detrick, 273 votes, 52.4 percent.

Almira School District, Director No. 5 (multi-county race)

Grant County: John Hughes, 2 votes, 15.38 percent/Kelsey Nachtigal, 11 votes, 84.62 percent.

Lincoln County: John Hughes, 70 votes, 39.77 percent/Kelsey Nachtigal, 106 votes, 60.23 percent.

Royal School District, School Director No. 5

Warren Small, 307 votes, 53.02 percent.

Susan Piercy, 272 votes, 46.98 percent.

Moses Lake School District, Director No. 2

Vickey Melcher, 3,060 votes, 53.34 percent.

Oscar Ochoa, 2,677 votes, 46.66 percent.

Moses Lake School District, Director No. 4

Kevin J. Donovan, 2,817 votes, 49.81 percent.

Elliot Goodrich, 2,838 votes, 50.19 percent.

Wilson Creek School District, Director No. 2 (multi-county race)

Grant County: Paul Friend, 57 votes, 41.01 percent/Brent Finkbeiner, 82 votes, 58.99 percent.

Lincoln County: Paul Friend, 1 vote, 100 percent/Brent Finkbeiner, 0 votes, 0 percent.

Wilson Creek School District, Director No. 5

Grant County: Ron Lesser, 71 votes, 51.45 percent/Lane Ribail, 67 votes, 48.55 percent.

Lincoln County: Ron Lesser, 1 vote, 100 percent/Lane Ribail, 0 votes, 0 percent.

Grand Coulee School District, Director No. 1

Grant County: Tammy James-Pino, 190 votes, 47.62 percent/Carla B. Marconi, 209 votes, 52.38 percent.

Multi-county results: Tammy James-Pino, 369 votes, 48.17 percent/Carla B. Marconi, 397 votes, 51.83 percent.

Grand Coulee School District, Director No. 5

Grant County: Kelly Steffens, 179 votes, 42.02 percent/Richard Black, 247 votes, 57.98 percent.

Multi-county results: Kelly Steffens, 365 votes, 45.57 percent/Richard Black, 436 votes, 54.43 percent.

Grant County Fire District No. 5, Fire Commissioner No. 2

KL (Buck) Naff, 1,532 votes, 63.94 percent.

Lee Craiglow, 864 votes, 36.06 percent.

Grant County Fire District No. 11, Fire Commissioner No. 2

Ray Wardenaar, 227 votes, 75.67 percent.

Dustin Biela, 73 votes, 24.33 percent.

Moses Lake City Council, Position No. 1

Mike Riggs, 1,514 votes, 55.54 percent.

Dean Hankins, 1,212 votes, 44.46 percent.

Moses Lake City Council, Position No. 2

Karen Liebrecht, 1,599 votes, 55.95 percent.

Jason F. Avila, 1,259 votes, 44.05 percent.

Moses Lake City Council, Position No. 4

Dana Borschowa, 359 votes, 13.74 percent.

Peter Josef Steffens, 282 votes, 10.79 percent.

Barry Lawson, 947 votes, 36.24 percent.

Daryl Jackson, 1,025 votes, 39.23 percent.

Moses Lake City Council, Position No. 5

David Curnel, 1,978 votes, 69.6 percent.

Nathaniel Pack, 864 votes, 30.4 percent.

Moses Lake Proposition No. 1, Sales and Use Tax For Transportation Improvements

Yes, 1,593 votes, 52.66 percent/No, 1,432 votes, 47.34 percent.

Quincy City Council, Position No. 2

Joel Martin, 265 votes, 35.24 percent.

Luke Garrison, 487 votes, 64.76 percent.

Quincy Mayor

Scott B. Lybbert, 365 votes, 41.95 percent.

Paul D. Worley, 505 votes, 58.05 percent.

Soap Lake City Council, Position No. 3

Kandis (Kandi) Lair, 63 votes, 23.16 percent.

Dave Tweedy, 209 votes, 76.84 percent.

Soap Lake City Council, Position No. 4

Robert L. Brown, 119 votes, 44.24 percent.

Debra Parmeter Still, 150 votes, 55.76 percent.

Wilson Creek City Council, Position No. 3

Kellie Ribail, 43 votes, 63.24 percent.

Willow Conley, 25 votes, 36.76 percent.

Wilson Creek City Council, Position No. 4

Michael S. Goetz, 29 votes, 45.31 percent.

Scott Mortimer, 35 votes, 54.69 percent.

Wilson Creek City Council, Position No. 5

Raymond Kelby, 55 votes, 80.88 percent.

Mike Conley, 13 votes, 19.12 percent.

Wilson Creek Cemetery District, Proposition No. 1 Special One-Year Maintenance and Operation Levy

Yes, 85 votes, 77.27 percent/No, 25 votes, 22.73 percent.

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