I-1351 and Assessor's Office remain close after most recent ballot reports

Town Crier


Multiple races remain too close to call as of the latest election results, a state initiative mandating class sizes, currently separated by 0.2 percentage points, and Lewis County Assessor, which has Incumbent Dianne Dorey ahead by 14 votes.

Both issues could trigger automatic recounts if their margins remain so slim, which would need to conclude by Dec. 7 for certification by the Secretary of State's Office.

The following figures are the most current as of Friday afternoon.

Federal Results

District 3 Representative

Jaime Herrera Beutler: 61.43%

Bob Dingethal: 38.57%

State results

Initiative 1351

(Concerning K-12 education)

Yes: 50.01%

No: 49.99%

Initiative 591

(Concerning reduced state standards for firearm background checks)

No: 54.39%

Yes: 45.61%

Initiative 594

(Concerning universal firearm background checks)

Yes: 53.36%

No: 46.64%

Advisory Vote No. 8

(Concerning marijuana excise tax)

Maintained: 52.7%

Repealed: 47.3%

Advisory Vote No. 9

(Concerning leasehold excise taxes)

Maintained: 54.49%

Repealed: 45.51%

State Representative from Legislative District 19 No. 1

Dean Takko: 67.09%

David Steenson: 32.91%

State Representative from Legislative District 19, No. 2

Brian Blake: 63.51%

Hugh Fleet: 36.49%

Lewis County Results

County Assessor

Dianne Dorey: 50.03%

Candy Hallom: 49.97%

County Auditor

Larry Grove: 70.19%

Jenifer Slemp: 29.81%

County Commissioner, No. 3

Gary Stamper: 54.79%

Rich Bainbridge: 45.21%

County Sheriff

Rob Snaza: 77.33%

Brian Green: 22.67%

Winlock Library Annexation

Yes: 70.26%

No: 29.74%

Toledo Bond Measure

No: 61.53%

Yes: 38.47%

Fire District 15 EMS Levy

Yes: 78.08%

No: 21.92%

Cowlitz County Results

County Commissioner, No. 3

Joe Gardner: 55.25%

Mark Smith: 44.75%

County Prosecutor

Ryan Jurvakainen: 52.6%

Sue Baur: 47.4%

County Sheriff

Mark Nelson: 53.37%

Darren Ullmann: 46.63%

PUD Commissioner, No. 1

Dena Diamond-Ott: 68.15%

Loren Sievila: 31.85%

Fire District 6 Levy Lid Lift

No: 54.59%

Yes: 45.41%