Root, Garrido pull ahead in close County Commissioner District 2 race

Republican challenger Oran Root and Democrat incumbent Charlotte Garrido have pulled to the head of the six-candidate pack in the Kitsap County Commissioner District 2 race.

Root, a retired Marine Corps veteran turned entrepreneur, received the most votes in the first batch of results Tuesday night, garnering 4,770 to grab 32 percent of the vote. He was just ahead of Garrido, who has served three-consecutive terms as the commissioner from South Kitsap (and four overall), who picked up 4,619 votes for 31 percent .

Marcus Carter, a Republican from South Kitsap who serves as the executive officer for the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club, was in third. Stacey (Spencer) Smith, a South Kitsap Democrat and director of Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long-Term Care, was in fourth. Bob Perkins, an independent, and Paul Nuchims, a Democrat, rounded out the field.

There were only two candidates up for the District 1 seat so they both advance to the November general election.

Incumbent Democrat Rob Gelder will square off against Republican Scott Henden on Nov. 3. Gelder had 12,142 votes, while Henden had 4,970 Tuesday.

Gelder has been a commissioners since 2011, representing North Kitsap, and has 20 years experience in the health and human services sector. Henden, a longtime county resident, operated Henden Electric in Kingston for 35 years and served four years on the North Kitsap School District Board of Education.

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