In the race for San Juan Count
Incumbent Rick Hughes is on his way to another term on the San Juan County Council for District 2. He ran against Michael Durland. A total of 74.2 percent voted for Hughes and 24.8 cast their votes for Durland as of election day.
A total of 8,385 ballots were counted; 2,000 are left. The next ballot count is on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.
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“Thank you San Juan County for the opportunity to serve four more years from District 2,” said Hughes. “I’m looking forward to working with the community to solve hard issues like affordable housing, expanded ferry capacity, salmon recovery, sustainable agriculture, diversified economy and expanded regional transportation options.”
Since his election in 2013, Hughes has been a part of the following endeavors: public works safety improvements to county roads; a park and ride facility at the Orcas Ferry Landing; electric vehicles and charging stations throughout the San Juans for government employees; passing every state-required legislation in the past three years, including the Shoreline Master Program; putting away money in the rainy day fund and paying off the Solid Waste Excise Bond.
Prior to moving full time to Orcas, Hughes was an executive with ESPN.com and was one of the first online advertising sales executives. Now he and his wife Marlace own and operate Ray’s Pharmacy in Eastsound.
For more election results from San Juan County, go to http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/sanjuan/.