San Juan County votes reflect state election results

Almost 65 percent of San Juan County’s some 12,700 registered voters turned out for the 2016 General Election, on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

“This race was a tough one — and I’ve been through a few,” said San Juan Island voter Paul Hopkins. “It gets harder every four years.”

Rep. Rick Larsen (D) was re-elected to Washington’s 2nd Congressional District, as well as Gov. Jay Inslee (D) for his second term as state governor and Sen. Patty Murray (D) for her fifth term in the U.S. Senate. San Juan County voted the same.

San Juan County and Washington voters passed an almost $4 increase to the hourly minimum wage over the next three years to $13.50.

Despite Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s win in San Juan County and Washington, Clinton lost to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

For San Juan County residents, the presidential choice was difficult.

“Voting was really hard this year because of the choices,” said Dawn Falls. “Actually, it was fine until I got to the presidential race — I left that for last.”

Rep. Larsen issued the following statement after his victory:

“The 2nd Congressional District belongs to the people. I thank the voters for the privilege to represent this great community for the next two years. It is an honor I take very seriously.”

To view San Juan County election results, visit