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Enell leading in Port of South Whidbey race

Dean Enell and Chris Jerome are leading in the primary race for the Langley seat on the board of commissioners for the Port of South Whidbey.

In third, and in danger of being eliminated in the primary contest, is Herb Helsel, owner of Langley Clock and Gallery.

Enell, a retired software engineer, has 37 percent of the vote in early returns. Jerome, a consultant on medical research, has 33 percent.

Helsel has 29 percent.

All three are running on a platform of economic development for the port district. The two with the most votes will face off in the Nov. 3 general election. The winner in the November election will replace outgoing Port Commissioner Rolf Seitle.

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