School bond and levy pass | SJC Election results

  • Tue Nov 7th, 2017 10:15pm
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An overwhelming number of voters approved the Orcas School bond and levy measures.

The $10.8 million bond proposed by the Orcas Island School District passed, receiving 74.34 percent of the votes (907 ballots). A total of 25.66 percent voted no.

The $1.36 million school levy to make field upgrades for a track was approved 65.51 percent of the vote (792 ballots). A total of 34.49 percent voted no.

As of 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, 4,027 ballots have been counted. The next ballot count is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Nov. 8. Voter turnout was 31 percent of the 12,874 registered voters. Visit https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/sanjuan/ for full results.

OIFR Board of Commissioners

Barbara Bedell was elected to San Juan County Fire Protection District no. 2 (Orcas Island Fire and Rescue) Fire Commissioner 2, a six-year term. She ran against Ed Sutton. Bedell received 74.79 percent (792 ballots). Sutton received 25.21 percent (267 ballots).

Amanda Montague was elected San Juan County Fire Protection District no. 2 (Orcas Island Fire and Rescue) Fire Commissioner 1, a two-year unexpired term, she ran unopposed.

Jim Helminski was elected San Juan County Fire Protection District no. 2 (Orcas Island Fire and Rescue) Fire Commissioner 4, a six-year term, he ran unopposed.

Orcas Island School District School Board

John Fleming was elected School Board Director 1, a four-year term; he ran unopposed.

Diane Boerstler was elected School Board Director 2, a four-year term; she ran unopposed.

Joshua M Culp was elected School Board Director 3, a four-year term; she ran unopposed.

Port of Orcas

Dwight Guss was elected Port of Orcas Commissioner 2, a four-year term. He ran against Greg Ayers, however, Ayers publicly withdrew from the race in mid-October. Guss received 57.5 percent while Ayers received 42.48 percent.

Greg Sawyer was elected Port of Orcas Commissioner 3, a two-year unexpired term; he ran unopposed.

Steve Hopkins was elected Port of Orcas Commissioner 4, a four-year term; he ran unopposed.

Shawn M. Simpson was elected Port Commissioner 1, a four-year term; she ran unopposed.

Orcas Island Park and Recreation

Bob Eagan was elected Orcas Island Park and Recreation Commissioner 2, a four-year term; he ran unopposed.

Justin Paulsen was elected Orcas Island Park and Recreation Commissioner 4, a four-year term; he ran unopposed.

Deborah Jones was elected Orcas Island Park and Recreation Commissioner 5, a four-year term; she ran unopposed.

David B. Lowry was elected Eastsound Sewer and Water District Commissioner 2, a six-year term; he ran unopposed.