Race tightens for Island County District 2 commissioner

The race for the District 2 position on the Island County Board of Commissioners is tightening.

But just slightly.

Oak Harbor Democrat Angie Homola continues to lead in her challenge to Republican incumbent Mac McDowell, according to new vote tallies released late Wednesday by the Island County elections office. Her 849-vote lead has now dropped to 630 votes.

Homola is leading with 51 percent of the vote; McDowell has 48 percent. The Democrat has 15,872 votes through Wednesday’s count, up from 14,749 on Election Night.

McDowell’s vote total has risen from 13,900 on Election Night to 15,242.

McDowell is a 16-year veteran of the office. Homola, an architect and community activist, is taking her first shot at political office.

Also Wednesday, the county elections office revised its estimate of the ballots left to count. A total of 33,964 ballots have been counted, and an estimated 8,500 remain.

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