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2017 San Juan County general election 101

This year’s November General Election has a full lineup of races to cast your vote.

Fourteen races are on San Juan Island and three in the Town of Friday Harbor, though races appear on ballots based on voters’ precincts. Ballots will be mailed on Oct. 17 and are due by Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Check out the races below.

School board

These races will be on every San Juan Island ballot.

In the race for San Juan Island School District 149 School Board Director 1, Ruth McKenna is running against Sarah Werling-Sandwith.

In the race for San Juan Island School District 149 School Board Director 2, Barbara Bevens is running against TJ Heller.

Hospital board

This race will be on every San Juan Island ballot.

In the race for the San Juan County Public Hospital District 1, Commissioner 2, John Manning who is running against Anna Lisa Lindstrum.

In the race for the San Juan County Public Hospital District 1, Commissioner 4, Peg LeBlanc was running unopposed. She told the Journal on Oct. 11 that she dropped out the race. The election ballots were printed prior to her announcement, so her name will appear as a viable option to voters. As she is running unopposed, it is highly possible LeBlanc will be elected unless voters write in another candidate. The hospital district will decide how to proceed. (Read more about this story at sanjuanjournal.com/news/unopposed-candidate-publicly-withdraws-from-race-name-will-appear-on-ballot.)

Town of Friday Harbor Mayor

Only town residents will vote on this race.

In the race for the Mayor of the Town of Friday Harbor, Farhad Ghatan is running against Matt W. Shildneck.

Port of Friday Harbor

This race will be on every San Juan Island ballot.

In the race for the Port of Friday Harbor Commissioner 2, Keith Carver is running against Barbara E. Marrett.

Check out more about these candidates and who is running unopposed at www.sanjuanco.com/1292/Current-Election.

Read about the Journal’s endorsements in this editorial. Find election letters in this section.