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Whitman County General Election: Preliminary results, as of Nov. 6, 2018

 

November 8, 2018



STATE MEASURES

Initiative Measure No,. 1631

Concerns pollution. Charge pollution fees on sources of green house gas pollutants and use revenue to reduce pollution, promote clean energy and address climate impacts under oversight of a public board. Should this measure be enacted into law?

Yes 2,379, 37.5%

No 3,968, 62.5%

Initiative Measure No. 1634

Concerns taxation of certain items intended for human consumption. Measure would prohibit new or increased local taxes, fees or assessments on raw or processed foods or beverages or ingredients unless effective by January 15, 2018, or generally applicable.

Should this measure be enacted into law?

Yes 3,574, 56.5%

No 2,755, 43.5%

Initiative Measure No. 1639

Concerns firearms. Measure would require increased background checks, training, age limits and waiting periods for sales or delivery of semiautomatic assault rifles, criminalize noncompliant storage upon unauthorized use, allow fees and enact other provisions.

Should this measure be enacted into law?

Yes 3,230, 50.7%

No 3,147, 49.4%

Initiative Measure No. 940

Concerns law enforcement. Measure would require law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation, mental-health, and first-aid training and provide first-aid and change standards for use of deadly force, adding a “good faith” standard and independent investigation.

Should this measure be enacted into law?

Yes 3,383, 53.7%

No 2,915, 46.3%

Advisory Vote No. 19

Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6269

The legislature expanded, without a vote of the people, the oil spill response and administration taxes to crude oil or petroleum products received by pipeline, costing $13,000,000 over ten years for government spending.

This tax increase should be :

Repealed 3,579, 59.3%

Maintained 2,459, 40.7%

FEDERAL OFFICES

U.S. Senator

6 year term

Maria Cantwell 3,109, 48.8%

Susan Hutchinson 3,250, 51.0%

U.S. Representative, Congressional District #5

2 year term

Cathy McMorris Rodgers 3,409, 53.5%

Lisa Brown 2,948, 46.2%

LEGISLATIVE OFFICES

State Representative, District #9, Position #1

2 year term

Mary Dye 3,651, 57.9%

Jenn Goulet 2,633, 41.8%

State Representative, District #9, Position #2

2 year term

Joe Schmick 3,507, 55.6%

Matthew Sutherland 2,775, 44.0%

WHITMAN COUNTY

County Commissioner, District #3

4 year term

Michael Largent 3,665, 59.1%

John-Mark Mahnkey 2,530, 40.8%

County Auditor

4 year term

Sandy Jamison 3,903, 63.4%

Eric Fejeran 2,235, 36.3%

County Treasurer

4 year term

Mark Clinton 2,409, 47.6%

Christina Nelson 2,518, 49.7%

County Assessor

Short and 4 year term

Robin Jones 4,520, 96.1%

County Clerk

4 year term

Jill E. Whelchel 4,659, 98.6%

County Coroner

Short and 4 year term

Annie Pillers 4,831, 97.1%

County Prosecuting Attorney

4 year term

Denis P. Tracy 4,490, 95.2%

County Sheriff

4 year term

Brett J. Myers 4,731, 96.6%

JUDICIAL OFFICE

State Supreme Court Justice

Position #2

6 year term

Susan Owens 4,479, 98.4%

State Supreme Court Justice

Position #8

6 year term

Nathan Choi 1,869, 36.6%

Steve Gonzalez 3,185, 62.4%

State Supreme Court Justice

Position #9

6 year term

Sheryl Gordon McCloud 4,326, 98.1%

District Court Judge

Position #1

4 year term

John Hart 3,695, 65.0%

Rob Rembert 1,930, 34.0%

MUNICIPALITIES

Town of Endicott

Special Election-Proposition #1

Shall the Town of Endicott be authorized to impose a special tax levy of $7,500 for fire and EMT Protection?

Yes 50, 78.1%

No 14, 21.9%

Town of Farmington

Special Election-Proposition No. 1

This proposition would allow the town to collect an excess property tax levy upon all taxable property.

Should this proposition be approved?

Yes 22, 55.0%

No 18, 45.0%

Town of Oakesdale

Special Election-Proposition #1

Shall the town levy a special tax for public safety to fund fire protection.

Yes 84, 82.4%

No 18, 17.7%

Special Election-Proposition #2

Shall the town levy a special tax for street work, street lights street expenses and maintenance.

Yes 77, 75.5%

No 25, 24.5%

City of Palouse

Special Election-Proposition #1

Excess property tax levy to fund street improvement and street oiling.

Yes 190, 76.9%

No 57, 23.1%

Special Election-Proposition #2

Levy to fund operation and maintenance of the swimming pool.

Yes 193 ,76.9%

No 58, 23.1%

Town of Rosalia

Special Election-Proposition #1

Special tax levy to defray costs of street lights, seal coating, shoulder work, capital improvement, equipment and regular maintenance of city streets.

Yes 87, 61.7%

No 54, 38.3%

Town of St. John

Special Election-Proposition #1

Special tax levy for street improvements and maintenance.

Yes 99, 59.6%

No 67, 40.4%

Special Election-Proposition #2

Special tax levy for water and sewer upgrade and capital improvements.

Yes 100, 59.5%

No 68, 40.5%

City of Tekoa

Special Election-Proposition #1

Special property tax levy for ongoing oiling of gravel streets and chip sealing roads.

Yes 98, 53.0%

No 87, 47.0%

TAXING DISTRICTS

Whitman County Fire Protection District #10

Special Election-Proposition #1

Property tax levy for fire protection and emergency medical services.

Approved 47, 63.5%

Rejected 27, 36.5%

Whitman County Fire Protection District #11

Special Election-Proposition #1

Regular property tax levy for maintenance and operation.

Approved 180, 60.8%

Rejected 116, 39.2%

LaCrosse Parks & Recreation District #1

Special Election-Proposition #1

Special levy for operation, maintenance and capital improvements to the swimming pool and existing buildings.

Yes 102, 62.6%

No 61, 37.4%

St. John Parks & Recreation District #3

Special levy for operating fund, swimming pool, capital outlay and/or cumulation of reserve.

Yes 221, 69.5%

No 97, 30.5%

Oakesdale Parks & Recreation District #4

Special Election-Proposition #1

Special levy tax for operating, maintaining and improving its recreational facilities.

Yes 109, 58.9%

No 76, 41.1%

Rosalia Parks & Recreation District #5

Special Election-Proposition #1

Special tax for the Rosalia park and swimming pool.

Yes 117, 68.1%

No 83, 31.9%

Endicott Parks & Recreation District #7

Special Election-Proposition #1

Special tax levy for operating fund, swimming pool, capital outlay and/or cumulative reserve.

Yes 97, 70.3%

No 41, 29.7%

Oakesdale Cemetery District #1

Special Election-Proposition #1

Special levy for continued improvements and general maintenance.

Yes 105, 65.2%

No 56, 34.8%

Whitman County Cemetery District #2

Special Election-Proposition 2019-1

Levy special tax for operation and maintaining the cemetery.

Yes 113, 62.1%

No 69, 37.9%

Whitman County (Endicott) Cemetery District #4

Special Election-Proposition #1

Levy for four consecutive years, renewing existing levy.

Yes 72, 63.7%

No 41, 36.3%

 
 

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