Election 2020

County election results certified

Final counts showed voters favored Democratic candidates, although some races were tight.

 

Ron Muzzall

Muzzall captures Senate seat as Price Johnson concedes

The contest in the 10th District emerged as one of the year’s most expensive electoral battles

 

Muzzall moves ahead as Republican candidates make gains in state races

County contests were more decisive, with Johnson and Bacon leading.

Top (L-R): Ron Muzzall, Helen Price Johnson, Greg Gilday, Angie Homola, Kim Wyman. Bottom (L-R): Bill Bruch, Dave Paul, Mark James, April Berg, Gael Tarleton.

As ballots are counted, three legislative races tighten

Democrats Paul, Homola and Price Johnson saw their leads shrink in a trio of 10th District races.

Top (L-R): Ron Muzzall, Helen Price Johnson, Greg Gilday, Angie Homola, Kim Wyman. Bottom (L-R): Bill Bruch, Dave Paul, Mark James, April Berg, Gael Tarleton.

Greene, Bacon differ on county priorities

In the race for District 1 Island County commissioner, voters have a choice between a traditional Democrat and a traditional Republican. At least that’s how… Continue reading

In Our Opinion: In an imperfect world, sex ed arms children with knowledge

The campaign against a state Senate Bill that would require comprehensive sexual education in schools is a disturbing mixture of 1950s narrow-mindedness and new millennium… Continue reading

Early voter turnout high in Island County

Almost half of Island County voters had already voted as of Oct. 26.

In Our Opinion: Elect Larsen to another term in the U.S. House of Representatives

Taking on a popular, 20-year veteran congressman isn’t an easy task, but Oak Harbor resident Tim Hazelo should be commended for giving it a shot.… Continue reading

Larsen, Hazelo spar during forum

The two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives challenged each other on issues.

In Our Opinion: Cliff would continue tradition of thoughtful judiciary

It speaks volumes that the retiring Island County superior court judges, the district court judge and a healthy portion of the legal community have endorsed… Continue reading

Local attorneys vie for superior court

Voters will decide between two South Whidbey residents for judge.

House candidate sued for scam, says he was a victim

Bill Bruch was accused of scamming people out of thousands of dollars in the late 1990s.

Incumbent and critic vie for commissioner seat

A veteran of county government known for being outspoken is facing a political newcomer who is equally vocal in his view that change is needed… Continue reading

Candidate was party in lengthy lawsuit; filed for Chapter 13

County commissioner candidate Damian Greene’s financial and legal trouble is long and complicated.

In Our Opinion: Johnson, Bacon have right chops for county government

Our endorsements for Island County commissioner races.

Candidates for Senate offer varied strengths

Two Whidbey residents are looking for a Senate seat.

District 10 candidates collect record donations

The candidates have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for their campaigns.

Homola, Gilday differ on issues

The candidates are running for state representative in the 10th legislative district.

Paul, Bruch vie for House seat

One candidate is trying to unseat the incumbent in a state representative race.

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