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Homola's lead in close District 2 Island County race cut in half

Democrat Angie Homola’s lead in the tight District 2 race for Island County commissioner has been cut in half and then some.

Homola has been leading 16-year incumbent Republican Mac McDowell through Wednesday night, but her 630-vote lead has dropped to an advantage of 383 votes, according to the latest vote count by the county elections office.

New vote tallies were announced Thursday night.

Homola, an Oak Harbor architect taking her first shot at elected office, has 50 percent of the vote. McDowell has 49 percent.

So far, 35,033 ballots have been counted in the race. County election workers estimate there are 4,000 ballots left to count.

Homola’s lead has dropped in each count since Election Night, when she led by 849 votes.

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