Elections

White wins third term in landslide; Pederson leads in treasurer race

A.02 percent increase in the Town of Friday Harbor
  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 5:18PM

In the treasurer election, which featured two first-time candidates, Rhonda Pederson gained a sizable lead, at 55 percent, over Tony Fyrqvist. Pederson, chief accountant of the auditor's office, collected 2,539 votes in the early election results. Fyrqvist, a senior loan officer and longtime Islanders Bank employee, garnered 2,088.

 

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Town voters green-light sales-tax hike for better streets, narrowly

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 10:17PM

An upward trajectory may be sufficient to put the measure over the top, which would raise the sales tax in town from 8.1 percent to 8.3 percent over the course of the measure's 10-year span.

Strike two; proposed EMS levy hike rejected

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 9:44PM

With 3,085 ballots tallied on the Nov. 4 election night, 53 percent of the district's 5,774 registered voters, "No" votes outnumbered "Yes" votes 1,501 to 1,439, or 51 percent to 49 percent (145 voters failed to cast a vote on the measure).

Voters back renewal of county 'lid-lift'

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 9:01PM

With a total of 5,645 ballots tallied on the Nov. 4 election night, an initial voter-turnout of 47 percent, "Yes" votes for Prop. 1 outnumber "No" votes 3,264 to 2,151, or 60 percent versus 40 percent.

SJC Dems election endorsements released

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:43PM

Endorsements for candidates and ballot measures were determined as part of the local political party's first-ever polling of party members via email.

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