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Regional transportation summit today in Friday Harbor

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 3:39PM

Vote leads are holding; landslide for Linde, Ranker headed to general election, Lichter out on Orcas

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:24PM

The leaders in Tuesday's primary election maintained their leads after the count of late ballots Wednesday. In the 40th Legislative District, County Councilman Kevin Ranker appeared headed to the general election and a chance of being the first San Juan Island resident in the state Senate in about 100 years.

Decision day: Primary election ballots must be postmarked or delivered today

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 6:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:24PM

Today is Election Day. Ballots must be postmarked today; San Juan County votes by mail.

San Juan County voter turnout to date: 39.5 percent

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:23PM

Some 4,352 ballots have been received in the Elections Office by Tuesday morning, about 39.5 percent of the ballots mailed to voters for this primary election. The low turnout thus far prompted Elections Supervisor Doris Schaller to predict — hopefully — a 50 percent voter turnout in today's primary.

Linde heading toward win in San Juan County Superior Court race

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 8:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:23PM

As of 8:17 p.m., with 4,694 ballots counted, Judge John Linde had received 2,831 votes, or 63.27 percent of ballots cast in Tuesday's primary election. It would appear an insurmountable lead for his sole opponent, Prosecuting Attorney Randy Gaylord, to overcome without a major shift in the trend of initial election results.

Pratt, Petersen leading in San Juan South; Lichter out on Orcas

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 8:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:23PM

South San Juan Island voters chose experience — one a long-time county planning commissioner, the other a former planning commissioner and freeholder — to advance to the general election in the race for County Council, District 1. Lovel Pratt and Gordy Petersen were the leading vote-getters in today's primary and appeared headed to the Nov. 4 general election.

2nd Congressional District: Larsen, Bart top vote-getters in race for Congress

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 8:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:22PM

Come November, islanders will have a congressman named Rick. But which Rick ... well, we'll have to wait until the Nov. 4 election to find out. Republican Rick Bart and Democrat Rick Larsen were the two top vote-getters in the state's first-ever Top 2 primary tonight, advancing to the general election. Under the Top 2 system, the top two vote-getters regardless of party advance to the general election.

San Juan County: Ranker, Van Luven headed to general election for state Senate

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 9:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:22PM

Kevin Ranker is one step closer to being the first state senator from San Juan County in possibly 100 years. Ranker, a San Juan County Council member, and Steve Van Luven, a former state representative, advanced tonight to the Nov. 4 general election.

Judge candidates in mini-forum today at 5 and 6 p.m. at Journal booth

  • Aug 15, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:22PM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands hosts a mini-forum featuring the candidates for Superior Court judge today, 5 and 6 p.m., at The Journal booth in the main exhibit hall.

Political Notebook

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:21PM

San Juan County Elections Supervisor Doris Schaller reports her office had processed 1,504 ballots as of Monday and received 200 more that day.

Greens recommend vote for Pratt, Linde

  • Aug 12, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:21PM

The local races in the Aug. 19 and Nov. 4 elections are non-partisan. But two candidates received a significant plug today from the county's largest third party.

Council candidates online, not in voters’ guide

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:20PM

The voters guide for the Aug. 19 primary election recently began arriving in local mailboxes.

What other candidates had to say at the forum

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:20PM

Ken Henderson, an optometrist and former Whatcom County Council member, is endorsed by Sen. Harriet Spanel, who is retiring from the position, and Rep. Dave Quall.

Forum marked by humor, agreement on many issues

  • Aug 5, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:20PM

There were a few surprises and even more laughs at the League of Women Voters primary candidate forum Saturday, in Mullis Community Senior Center.

Updated: Gaylord, Linde didn’t list sanctions on questionnaire for candidates

  • Aug 1, 2008 at 6:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:20PM

Randy Gaylord and John Linde each failed to disclose an action taken against them — Gaylord, a sanction; Linde, an admonishment — when they were interviewed for the Superior Court judge appointment last year.

Judge candidates talk about the issues; next forum Saturday

  • Aug 1, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:19PM

Islanders had the opportunity to hear Superior Court candidates Randy Gaylord and John Linde talk about the issues Wednesday in the first in a series of candidate forums planned on the islands. The next forum is scheduled Saturday, 2:30-4:30 p.m., in Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash St., Friday Harbor. Candidates running for the following positions have been invited: U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District; state Senate, 40th District; County Council, San Juan South; County Council, Orcas West; and San Juan County Superior Court judge.

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