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Elected office filings produce only one contested local race

Elected office filings produce only one contested local race

Only one local elected office will be contested — a seat on the board of commissioners for Okanogan County Fire District 6 — in general election voting this year. With few exceptions, familiar names will dominate the ballot. Filing ended Friday (May 15). In District 6, incumbent Commissioner Roy Reiber will be challenged by Les V. Stokes of Twisp...
Friday is the filing deadline for local elected offices

Friday is the filing deadline for local elected offices

Filing for elected offices that will be on Okanogan County’s November general election ballot must be completed by Friday (May 15). Candidates can file two ways: • By submitting a Declaration of Candidacy by mail. Candidates can also come in to the auditor’s office from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays. • Online at vote.wa.gov/okanogan. Filing will close...
Voters approve school facilities upgrades and new buses

Voters approve school facilities upgrades and new buses

Levies for facilities improvements and new school buses for the Methow Valley School District were approved by voters by comfortable margins in last week’s election. Almost 55 percent of voters supported $4.5 million for improvements and repairs to school buildings and grounds, and 56.5 percent approved spending $800,000 to purchase six school buses.
Filing opens soon for local elected offices

Filing opens soon for local elected offices

Filing week for elected offices that will be on the November ballot in Okanogan County is May 11–15. Candidates can file two ways: • By submitting a Declaration of Candidacy by mail between April 27 and May 15. Candidates can also come into the auditor’s office from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays. • Online during filing...
Rodriguez, Furman prevail in county races; District 6 levy rejected

Rodriguez, Furman prevail in county races; District 6 levy rejected

After a third round of ballot-counting by the Okanogan County auditor’s office was completed on Monday (Nov. 10), a proposed levy increase to support construction of a new fire station in Winthrop for Okanogan County Fire District 6 was still being defeated, by 999 no votes (54 percent) to 851 yes votes (46 percent). The...

UPDATE: District 6 levy proposal still trails

After a second round of ballot-counting by the Okanogan County auditor’s office was completed on Friday (Nov. 7), a proposed levy increase to support construction of a new fire station in Winthrop for Okanogan County Fire District 6 was still being defeated, by 883 no votes (55 percent) to 725 yes votes (45 percent). The...

District 6 levy proposal trails
in early returns

In early returns from the Okanogan County auditor’s office on Tuesday (Nov. 4), a proposed levy increase to support construction of a new fire station in Winthrop for Okanogan County Fire District 6 was being defeated by 593 no votes (54 percent) to 505 yes votes (46 percent). The auditor’s office reported that 6,618 ballots...
Only two county government offices contested on upcoming ballot

Only two county government offices contested on upcoming ballot

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General election ballots go out this week

General election ballots go out this week

Ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be mailed this week in Okanogan County, and most will arrive by Friday (Oct. 17). Candidates for local, regional, statewide and national offices will fill the ballots along with local and statewide measures or levy requests. Okanogan is an all-mail ballot county. Ballots must be postmarked by...
Final primary results put Rodriguez, Reams in general election race

Final primary results put Rodriguez, Reams in general election race

Final returns from the Aug. 5 primary election show Methow Valley resident Dave Rodriguez, chief criminal deputy for the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, with a substantial lead in the race for county coroner going into the November general election. Tallies from the county auditor’s office show Rodriguez with 3,758 votes (62 percent) in one of...