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.

More in News

44 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Over past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 157.2

The Next Door’s new kitchen provides a space for studying with snacks and soda close at hand. (Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald photos)
Youth center, ‘The Next Door,’ opens across from NKHS

The Next Door, a youth center for teens, has opened across the… Continue reading

Soul-crushing COVID-19

A lonely, difficult - and educational - journey these 12 months for Kitsap’s small-business owners

Everette J Burd, 45, was convicted of attempted rape in 1997. (Courtesy Photo).
Convicted sex offender moves to Poulsbo

Another convicted sex offender has been placed in the “sex offender house”… Continue reading

Port Orchard Farmers Market kicks off this Saturday

Weekly event runs through Oct. 16

$12.5 million secured in Congress for rural Washington schools

Rep. Kilmer is key congressional player in securing money

‘Chat With The Chief’

Port Orchard police chief to host virtual town hall

SKFR board passes EMS levy resolution

District voters will be asked to renew levy on Aug. 3

Most Read