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Henning Sehmsdorf in the lead for another term on San Juan Islands Conservation District Board of Supervisors
Henning Sehmsdorf appears to have won another term on the San Juan Islands Conservation District Board of Supervisors.
According to unofficial results, Sehmsdorf received 262 votes, Ed Kilduff 229.
The vote totals reflect those ballots received by the March 16 postmark deadline. To participate in the election, residents had to request a ballot from the conservation district office. Those requesting ballots must be registered to vote in San Juan County.
The Washington State Conservation Commission will officially announce the results on May 20, along with the results for all the other Conservation District elections in the state.
Sehmsdorf, an organic farmer from Lopez Island, has served as a Conservation District supervisor for 10 years. Kilduff, also from Lopez Island, is a hydrogeologist and engineering geologist.
The San Juan Islands Conservation District Board of Supervisors is comprised of three elected positions and two appointed positions. Each supervisor serves a three-year term.
The Conservation District works to enhance and protect the natural resources of San Juan County ecosystems. The district provides natural resources education, information, and technical assistance free of charge to residents of, and organizations, in San Juan County. Services offered by the conservation district include water quality monitoring, habitat preservation, farm and forest plans, and low-impact development. The Web site is www.sanjuanislandscd.org.
The Washington State Conservation Commission Web site is www.scc.wa.gov.