Langley water bond, new faces ahead in ballot count

There will likely be new faces on the Langley City Council and South Whidbey School Board come January.

Craig Cyr is ahead of incumbent Councilman Bruce Allen by a wide margin with 319 votes in his favor in preliminary counts, which is nearly 78 percent.

Brook Willeford currently has 58 percent of the vote over Linda Racicot in the school board race.

The City of Langley might soon be able to afford a series of major water infrastructure improvements with the successful passage of its bond, which required a supermajority. The 408 total votes cast so far show nearly 83 percent in favor.

The city will additionally receive a $3 million grant from Island County that was contingent on the bond passage and will pay for sewer and water extension to East Langley.

Curt Gordon will likely continue to serve on the Port of South Whidbey; his challenger Ed Jenkins currently has about 27 percent of the votes.

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District will keep Jennifer Cox, who had been appointed to the position earlier this year. The district also garnered strong support for its bond, which has more than 70 percent votes in favor.

The county elections office reports there are an estimated 5,000 ballots left to be counted.

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