$n$ Latest local vote totals show no change in results


WALLA WALLA - The latest vote totals for Tuesday's elections in Walla Walla County show no change in the finishing orders.

The county Auditors Office completed its latest count Friday afternoon. The next count will be on Nov. 10.

In the county sheriff's race, John Turner remained firmly in the lead with 9,399 votes, or 54 percent. His challenger, Bill White, was trailing with 7,917 votes, or 46 percent.

In the county coroner's race, Richard Greenwood remained in the lead with 8,783 votes, or 55 percent. The second candidate, Virginia Romine, had 7,127 votes, or about 45 percent.

Kris Hedine remained the front-runner in the position for Walla Walla County District Court part-time judge with 8,986 votes, or 58 percent. His challenger, Bridie Monahan, had 6,487 votes, or 42 percent.

According to County Auditor Karen Martin said the a total of 19,028 ballots have been counted with 2,400 remaining to be totaled. A total of 30,183 ballots were sent out.

In races for the state legislature, incumbent candidate Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-College Place, remained the leader for the state Representative Position 1 seat in District 16 with 30,527 votes, or about 78 percent. Her challenger, Brenda High, trailed with 8,746 votes, or 22 percent.

Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, ran unopposed for the District 16 Position 2 position. He had garnered 32,860 votes as of Friday.

There were no changes in the totals to races in Columbia County, which is not scheduled to conduct its next count until Nov. 23.

In Garfield County, Karen Roosevelt held a wide lead in the county treasurer's race over Lynnette Fischer. Roosevelt had 721 votes, or 61 percent, to Fischer's 458, or 39 percent.


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