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Kennedy, Branch will face off in District 1 commissioner race

Kennedy, Branch will face off in District 1 commissioner race

In a razor-thin primary election contest, Okanogan County incumbent Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy squeaked by with one more vote than challenger Chris Branch, whom she will face in the November general election. Kennedy received 615 votes and Branch got 614. While 2,274 people cast votes for District 1 commissioner, the top-three vote-getters …
Hover, Thrasher advance to general election in District 2 race

Hover, Thrasher advance to general election in District 2 race

Okanogan County citizens will have at least one new representative on the county board of commissioners after strong showings by challengers Andy Hover and Ashley Thrasher, who elbowed out incumbent Commissioner Ray Campbell in the Aug. 2 primary. With all but a handful of ballots counted on Monday (Aug. 8), Hover had 40 percent of the...
Represent Okanogan County to register as committee

Represent Okanogan County to register as committee

Represent Okanogan County (ROC) has decided to register with the state as a political committee, although the group maintains that its focus is on voter education and participation and does not meet the legal definition of a political committee. In a statement posted on its website on Friday (Aug. 5), ROC announced that its board will...
County commissioner candidates Hover, Thrasher lead in early District 2 primary results

County commissioner candidates Hover, Thrasher lead in early District 2 primary results

By Don Nelson Preliminary returns from Tuesday’s primary election indicate that incumbent District 2 Okanogan County Commissioner Ray Campbell is trailing challengers Andy Hover and Ashley Thrasher and may not advance to the November general election. In vote counts released Tuesday night by the Okanogan County Auditor’s office, Hover had 624 votes (42 percent), Thrasher...
Primary election ballots are due on Tuesday

Primary election ballots are due on Tuesday

Ballots for the Tuesday (Aug. 2) primary election must be postmarked or delivered to a drop box by Election Day. Ballot drop boxes are available at the Tonasket City Hall/Library Complex, next to the Omak police station, and in the Pateros Mall parking lot. Methow Valley residents will be choosing from among four candidates for...
Twisp transportation benefit district on Aug. 2 ballot

Twisp transportation benefit district on Aug. 2 ballot

A proposition asking Twisp voters to authorize a new sales tax of .2 percent to fund a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) appears on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot. The district is a special taxing entity created by the Twisp Council, as authorized by state law, to pay for street maintenance and improvements within Twisp.
Commission candidates draw full house for public forum

Commission candidates draw full house for public forum

Local voters packed the Twisp Valley Grange Monday (July 11) to hear what four Okanogan County Commission candidates had to say about issues ranging from accountability to zoning. About 250 people attended the candidate forum hosted by the grange to learn more about the four candidates who are running in the primary election for…
County commission candidates Q&A

County commission candidates Q&A

We asked each of the four candidates for the District 2 seat on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners to answer a series of questions about relevant issues. These are their complete responses.

Okanogan Grange to Sponsor Primary Candidates Forum July 18th

(June 18, 2016) — The Okanogan Grange #1103 will sponsor and host a Primary Election Candidates Forum on Monday, July 18 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee Street in Okanogan, Washington.  Each candidate will have an opportunity to address the voters, and there will be a question and answer session for...
Forum on Monday for District 2 county commission candidates

Forum on Monday for District 2 county commission candidates

The Twisp Valley Grange will host a public forum for candidates seeking the District 2 seat on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners next Monday (July 11) beginning at 6:30 p.m. All four candidates for the District 2 position — incumbent Ray Campbell, Andy Hover of Winthrop, Ashley Thrasher of Twisp and Stan Kvistad of Okanogan — have indicated...