EMS levies fail, treasurer’s race is ‘too close to call’

POULSBO — Permanent Emergency Services Levies for North Kitsap Fire and Rescue and the Poulsbo Fire Department went down in flames in Tuesday’s primary as supporters failed to achieve a 60 percent super majority.

POULSBO — Permanent Emergency Services Levies for North Kitsap Fire and Rescue and the Poulsbo Fire Department went down in flames in Tuesday’s primary as supporters failed to achieve a 60 percent super majority.

The Kitsap County Fire 18 EMS levy garnered 2,131 pro votes (or 56.81 percent) and 1,620 votes against it for a “no” tally of 43.19 percent. While Poulsbo did slightly betters on its permanent levy the 1,741 (57.03) percent “yes” tally was not enough. In Poulsbo, 1,312 or 42.97 percent of the people voted against the creation of a ongoing EMS levy.

Kitsap County Treasurer’s candidates Barbara Stephenson and Paulette Alvarado are still on pins and needles as their race is too close to call. The Poulsbo residents were separated by less than 300 votes with Stephenson (D) in the lead with 15,828 votes or 49.92 percent of the count and Alvarado (D) with 15,553 votes or 49.05 percent. There were 326 write-in votes as well.

In the 23rd District, Legislative position 2, democrat Sherry Appleton will challenge republican Bev Woods in November after topping Terry Ducheane in the primary by earning 7,733 votes. Ducheane had 2,063 and Woods took 10,311 or 51.18 percent of the overall tally.

The following “Cumulative Report” was compiled by Kitsap County on Tuesday, Sept. at 10:33 p.m. The next update will be posted Friday, Sept. 20 after 3 p.m.

Total Counted Percent

Precincts

199 199 100.00%

Registered Voters 124,921

Ballots Cast 37,013

29.63%

Votes Percent

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 1

Mike The Mover (D) 797 4.34%

Mark B. Wilson (L) 379 2.07%

Jay Inslee (D) 11,052 60.23%

Joe Marine (R) 6,090 33.19%

STATE REPRESENTATIVE 23 Position 1

Phil Rockefeller (D) 12,594 61.35%

Don Large (R) 7,906 38.51%

STATE REPRESENTATIVE 23 Position 2

Beverly Woods (R) 10,311 51.18%

Terrell (Terry) E. Ducheane (D) 2,061 10.23%

Sherry Appleton (D) 7,733 38.38%

COUNTY COMMISSIONER 3

Tim Botkin (D) 5,557 48.19%

Patty Lent (R) 5,961 51.69%

ASSESSOR

Jim Avery (R) 28,511 98.05%

AUDITOR

Karen Flynn (D) 29,274 98.66%

CLERK

Dave Peterson (D) 28,002 98.67%

CORONER

Greg Sandstrom (R) 21,570 63.25%

Ed Rollman (D) 12,478 36.59%

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Russ Hauge (D) 28,180 98.23%

WRITE IN 507 1.77%

SHERIFF

William Johnston (L) 5,395 16.06%

Steve Boyer (D) 28,016 83.42%

WRITE IN 175 0.52%

TREASURER

Barbara Stephenson (D) 15,828 49.92%

Paulette Alvarado (D) 15,553 49.05%

WRITE IN 326 1.03%

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Position 3

Jim Johnson (NP) 10,053 33.01%

Stan Morse (NP) 2,914 9.57%

Michael Spearman (NP) 9,797 32.17%

Mary Fairhurst (NP) 7,576 24.88%

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Position 4

Charles W. Johnson (NP) 12,437 41.50%

Pamela (Pam) Loginsky (NP) 10,918 36.43%

Doug Schafer (NP) 6,423 21.43%

WRITE IN 190 0.63%

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Position 7

Bobbe J. Bridge (NP) 25,732 98.93%

WRITE IN 279 1.07%

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Emergency Medical Levy

YES 1,741 57.03%

NO 1,312 42.97%

Kitsap County Fire 18 Emergency Medical Levy

YES 2,131 56.81%

NO 1,620 43.19%

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