As of press time, 1,700 ballots were left to be counted. According to the San Juan County Elections Office staff of 14,725 registered voters and ballots sent, 48% of those ballots were returned. The results are as follows:
Fire Protection District No. 2 (Orcas) Proposition No. 1 – Restoring Regular Property Tax Levy failed by 74.88% (1,055) to 25.12% (354).
Lopez had two levies on the ballot. One failed while the other passed: San Juan County Public Hospital District #2 (Lopez) Proposition No. 1 – Restoring Regular Property Tax Levy passed by 64.12% (583) to 35.79 % (325) and Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District Proposition No. 1 — Excess Property Tax Levy for 2024 passed 83.77% (774) to 16.23% (150)
Fire District 2 (Orcas Island)
Kate Hansen received 53.69% (756)
Toni Knudson received 48.31% (652)
Brian Ehrmantraut received 82.56% (1,098)
Alan Stameisen received 17.44% (232)
Randall Gaylord received 74.71% (1,016)
Nicholas Ion Negulescu received 25.29% (344)
Port of Orcas
Mia Kartiganer received 51.32% (698)
Rick Fant received 48.68% (662)
Lopez Island School District School Board
Sarah Murphy received 85.4% (772)
David Kessler received 14.6% (132)
Many of the races were uncontested. The results are: DN Kinsey, David Lowry, Michael Stolmeier and Eric Allan Sturtz are Eastsound Sewer and Water District commissioners; Chelsie Guilford and Mark Salierno are San Juan County Public Hospital District #3 Hospital Commissioners; and Dennis Dahl and Aysa Eberle are Orcas Park and Rec Commissioners.
To see the full results visit https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20231107/sanjuan/.