Voter turnout for the 2015 primary election crested just over 26% with 5,453 registered voters taking part in the election of the 20, 956 voters registered.
Coming out of the primary in the Mayoral races the run in Napavine shows incumbent John Sayers making it through to the general election in November with Jenifer Slemp who drew 38% of the primary votes. Slemp holds a 10% margin over Sayers at this point, with just over 100 votes to divide up coming November.
In Toledo Steve Dobosh took over 50% of the vote and will be challenged by Nate Cook in the general. The margin is close enough that this race may come down to the wire in November.
Current Vader Mayor Ken Smith led in the primary with 42%, and will see Janet Charlton who brought in 33%. This race was a very close primary as a three candidate race and could be a toss up come November.
Vader City Council Position 4 will see Judy Costello against current council member and Mayor Pro-tem, Kevin Flynn. Some could call this primary a virtual tie between the two candidates with only three votes making the difference between them. With another 25% of voters up for grabs for the general election, this one will also be a race to watch.
School Districts Kim Ashmore and Ron Averill beat out John Elmore for the Centralia School District Directopr #2 position moving on in November.
For the Mossyrock School District Sona Markholt and Coleen Reeder will face off.
In Napavine it looks like Charles Styger and John Hylton narrowly advanced over Ryan Gilbert, and in Toledo Monique Norberg will be matched up against John Strom.
The Toledo Fire District #2 Commissioner position front runners came out as Mike Thomas and Dale Nielson. In the Water District #2 race Kevin Emerson took a decisive primary win with 65% of the vote but will have to get through the general against Sharla Wherry-Allbaugh.
Proposition No. 1 Emergency Medical services is currently passing 68% to 32% for Fire District #8.
Certification of the primary is scheduled for August 18.