Hand recount finalized: Homola is winner in Island County
December 8, 2008 · 4:49 PM
No surprise here: Democrat Angie Homola is the winner in the hand recount in the Island County commissioner's race in District 2.
Homola, an Oak Harbor architect, beat 16-year Republican Mac McDowell for the seat on the three-member board of commissioners. Homola was named the winner by 60 votes when the race was certified as official on Nov. 25, and the recount was certified by the county canvassing board this afternoon.
The canvassing board met for roughly an hour Monday to decide the status of eight questionable ballots, said Deputy Auditor Michele Reagan.
In the final tally, Homola won by 62 votes; Homola had 19,218 votes to McDowell's 19,156.
The new commissioner will take the oath of office in early January. She will serve with Helen Price Johnson of Clinton and John Dean of Camano Island, and the board will be controlled for the first time in county history by three Democrats.