Initial results released for Aug. 6 primary and special election

More results expected to be released at 5 p.m. Wednesday

VANCOUVER — The initial results of the Aug. 6 primary and special election were released Tuesday evening by Clark County Elections. The results included 47,456 total ballots counted and about 11,000 ballots were left to be counted according to election officials. The next set of results are expected to be released at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Two races for seats on the Vancouver City Council had more than two candidates on the Aug. 6 primary election ballot. The top two candidates will move on to the November general election. In the race for Position No. 2, Erik Paulsen received 64.73 percent of the vote. He will likely be opposed in November by Maureen McGoldrick (20.87 percent). Justin M. Forsman finished third (14.40 percent). 

Initial results released for Aug. 6 primary and special election
Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey hands out the first set of results from the Aug. 6 primary and special election Tuesday evening. Photo by Mike Schultz

In the race for Position 6 on the Vancouver City Council, seven candidates were vying for a place in the November general election. Sarah Fox (22.87 percent) held a two vote lead over Jeanne Stewart (22.86 percent) and Diana Perez was third with (19.51 percent). It appears Adam Aguilera (13.95 percent), Mike Pond (9.26 percent), Paul Montague (8.77 percent) and Dorel Singeorzan (2.79 percent) will be eliminated.

There were also two races on the ballot for positions on the Battle Ground City Council that had more than two candidates. In the race for Position 3, it appears Shauna Walters (48.88 percent) and Neil Butler (33.88 percent) will advance to the November general election and Candy Bonneville (17.24 percent) will be eliminated. In the race for Position 7, current council member Philip Johnson (46.15 percent) and Joshua VanGelder (33.81 percent) will likely advance to the November general election and Katrina Negrov (20.04 percent) will be eliminated.

In races for the Vancouver School District Board of Directors, candidates were vying to advance to the November general election to fill three positions. In the race for Position No. 1, it appears long-time board member Dale Q. Rice (37.79 percent) will advance as well as Kyle Sproul (32.52 percent). Caressa Milgrove (20.98 percent) and Thomas Higdon (8.71 percent) will be eliminated.

In the race for Position 4 on the Vancouver School Board of Directors, three candidates appear to still be in the race for the two spots on the November general election — Lisa Messer (29.12 percent), Kathy Decker (28.26 percent) are in the top two spots in the initial results and Robert Stewart (26.41 percent) trailed Decker by just 291 votes. Lindsey Luis (16.21 percent) was a distance fourth.

In the Vancouver School District director race for Position No. 5, Tracie Barrows (44.69 percent) held a large advantage over Chris Lewis (26.29 percent), who also appears headed to the November general election. It appears Jennifer HawksConright (15.40 percent) and Scott Dalesandro (13.63 percent) will be eliminated.

For all initial results of the Aug. 6 primary election, visit https://www.clark.wa.gov/elections.

A full report of the Aug. 6 primary and special election will be posted Wednesday morning. Continue to visit www.clarkcountytoday.com for updates to the election results.

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