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Preliminary 2021 General Election results (Nov. 2)

Initial results of State and Whatcom County political races and propositions reported after 8pm, November 2nd, by the Washington State Secretary of State and Whatcom County Election Division are as follows.


Next Ballot Count: November 3, 2021 at 5pm
Final Certification: November 23, 2021

STATE RESULTS

Advisory Vote No. 36
A 988 behavioral health crisis response and suicide prevention tax on telephone lines
VoteVote %
Repealed571,71256.29%
Maintained444,00743.71%
Total Votes1,015,719
Advisory Vote No. 37
A 7% tax on capital gains in excess of $250,000, with exceptions
VoteVote %
Repealed639,96662.79%
Maintained379,29437.21%
Total Votes1,019,260
Advisory Vote No. 38
A tax on captive insurers in the amount of 2% of premiums from owners/affiliates
VoteVote %
Repealed590,70759.08%
Maintained409,05740.92%
Total Votes999,764

LOCAL RESULTS

Whatcom County Proposition 2021-13
Percentage of necessary signatures for initiative/mini-initiative
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes24,65853.4%
No21,52046.6%
Total Votes46,178

County Council District 1 Council District 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Kaylee Galloway4,54857.29%
Eddy Ury3,27541.25%
WRITE-IN1161.46%
Total Votes7,939

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County Council District 2 Council District 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Todd Donovan6,64275.77%
Kelley O’Connor8509.7%
WRITE-IN1,27414.53%
Total Votes8,766

County Council District 3 Council District 3
CandidateVoteVote %
Tyler Byrd5,13953.23%
Rebecca Lewis4,49546.56%
WRITE-IN210.22%
Total Votes9,655

Council At-Large Position A
CandidateVoteVote %
Barry Buchanan25,69353.76%
Kamal Bhachu21,83645.69%
WRITE-IN2630.55%
Total Votes47,792
PORT OF BELLINGHAM Commissioner District 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Michael Shepard25,96155.06%
John Huntley21,09544.74%
WRITE-IN960.2%
Total Votes47,152

PORT OF BELLINGHAM Commissioner District 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Ken Bell25,84254.63%
Kelly Krieger20,98644.37%
WRITE-IN4721%
Total Votes47,300

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City of Bellingham Proposition 2021-16
Reducing number of signatures required to amend Charter
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes9,66453.17%
No8,51346.83%
Total Votes18,177

City of Bellingham Proposition 2021-17
Reducing number of signatures required to propose an initiative
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes9,28251.11%
No8,87848.89%
Total Votes18,160
City of Bellingham Initiative No. 2021-01
Expanding tenant rights to include rental relocation assistance
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes8,33044.69%
No10,30955.31%
Total Votes18,639100%

City of Bellingham Initiative No. 2021-02
Concerning use of facial recognition technology
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes9,49051.51%
No8,93448.49%
Total Votes18,424100%

City of Bellingham Initiative No. 2021-03
Prohibits using city funds to discourage unionization efforts
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes10,78958.73%
No7,58341.27%
Total Votes18,372100%

City of Bellingham Initiative No. 2021-04
Employee rights for hourly-wage employees and gig workers
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes7,20138.76%
No11,37961.24%
Total Votes18,580100%

City of Bellingham Municipal Court Judge
CandidateVoteVote %
Debra Lev11,59495.5%
WRITE-IN5464.5%
Total Votes12,140

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City of Bellingham Council Ward 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Hollie Huthman13,27497.54%
WRITE-IN3352.46%
Total Votes13,609

City of Bellingham Council Ward 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Skip Williams13,23798.47%
WRITE-IN2051.53%
Total Votes13,442

City of Bellingham Council Ward 6
CandidateVoteVote %
Michael Lilliquist11,31868.03%
Eve Smason-Marcus5,17531.11%
WRITE-IN1440.87%
Total Votes16,637

City of Bellingham Council At-Large
CandidateVoteVote %
Kristina Michele Martens8,38448.27%
Russ Whidbee8,86251.02%
WRITE-IN1240.71%
Total Votes17,370

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City of Blaine Council Ward 1 Position 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Kerena A. Higgins86958.64%
J. Calvin Armerding60941.09%
WRITE-IN40.27%
Total Votes1,482

City of Blaine Council Ward 2 Position 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Rhyan Lopez97563.85%
Colin Hawkins54635.76%
WRITE-IN60.39%
Total Votes1,527

City of Blaine Council Ward 3 Position 6
CandidateVoteVote %
Barbara M. Sturdivant74049.3%
Eric Davidson75650.37%
WRITE-IN50.33%
Total Votes1,501

City of Blaine Council At-Large Position 7
CandidateVoteVote %
Mike Hill99764.41%
Sukhwant Gill54835.4%
WRITE-IN30.19%
Total Votes1,548

City of Everson Mayor
CandidateVoteVote %
John Perry26893.38%
WRITE-IN196.62%
Total Votes287

City of Everson Council Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Michelle Beck Fox13036.52%
Trevon Myhre22663.48%
WRITE-IN0
Total Votes356

City of Everson Council Position 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Jennifer Lautenbach28982.1%
Josh Ordos5916.76%
WRITE-IN41.14%
Total Votes352

City of Everson Council Position 3
CandidateVoteVote %
Matthew Goering27396.81%
WRITE-IN93.19%
Total Votes282

City of Ferndale Proposition 2021-6
Renewal of sales and use tax for transportation improvements
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes1,78063.5%
No1,02336.5%
Total Votes2,803

City of Ferndale Council Position 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Ryan O’Larey2,09997.54%
WRITE-IN532.46%
Total Votes2,152

City of Ferndale Council Position 6
CandidateVoteVote %
Kate Bishop1,34447.27%
Robert J. Pinkley1,49952.73%
WRITE-IN0
Total Votes2,843

City of Ferndale Council Position 7
CandidateVoteVote %
Jon Mutchler1,55754.52%
Maralise Fegan1,29645.38%
WRITE-IN30.11%
Total Votes2,856

City of Lynden Mayor
CandidateVoteVote %
Scott Korthuis2,78997.83%
WRITE-IN622.17%
Total Votes2,851

City of Lynden Council Position 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Nick H. Laninga2,52574.35%
Khush Brar86325.41%
WRITE-IN80.24%
Total Votes3,396

City of Lynden Council Position 6
CandidateVoteVote %
Kyle Strengholt2,45798.04%
WRITE-IN491.96%
Total Votes2,506

City of Lynden Council Position 7
CandidateVoteVote %
Mark Wohlrab2,17597.05%
WRITE-IN662.95%
Total Votes2,241

City of Nooksack Mayor
CandidateVoteVote %
Marshall Judy13350.57%
Kevin W. Hester12949.05%
WRITE-IN10.38%
Total Votes263

City of Nooksack Council Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Steve Neyens20497.14%
WRITE-IN62.86%
Total Votes210

City of Nooksack Council Position 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Randy Relethford19798.01%
WRITE-IN41.99%
Total Votes201

City of Nooksack Council Position 3
CandidateVoteVote %
Dave Finet12749.61%
Collin Hester12749.61%
WRITE-IN20.78%
Total Votes256

City of Nooksack Council Position 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Ryan Steward13456.3%
Jayson T. Loreen10242.86%
WRITE-IN20.84%
Total Votes238

City of Nooksack Council Position 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Michelle Barrett18698.94%
WRITE-IN21.06%
Total Votes188

City of Sumas Mayor
CandidateVoteVote %
Bruce Bosch17894.18%
WRITE-IN115.82%
Total Votes189

City of Sumas Council Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Steven J. Brock7231.72%
Todd Daniels15266.96%
WRITE-IN31.32%
Total Votes227

City of Sumas Council Position 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Richard D. Postma17895.7%
WRITE-IN84.3%
Total Votes186

City of Sumas Council Position 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Joshua Clawson18697.38%
WRITE-IN52.62%
Total Votes191
Bellingham School District 501 Director Position 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Jenn Mason16,62673.89%
Philip Stockton5,82425.88%
WRITE-IN500.22%
Total Votes22,500

Bellingham School District 501 Director Position 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Douglas W. Benjamin16,96384.28%
Jeffrie Ford3,00014.91%
WRITE-IN1640.81%
Total Votes20,127

Ferndale School District 502 Director District 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Lee Anne Riddle3,14843.28%
Steve Childs4,11156.52%
WRITE-IN150.21%
Total Votes7,274

Ferndale School District 502 Director District 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Andrew McLaurin2,98941.66%
Peggy Uppiano4,16458.03%
WRITE-IN220.31%
Total Votes7,175

Blaine School District 503 Director District 3
CandidateVoteVote %
Erika Creydt2,31250.86%
Bob Feaster2,22348.9%
WRITE-IN110.24%
Total Votes4,546

Blaine School District 503 Director District 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Laura L. McKinney3,66381.4%
Rocky Butler82918.42%
WRITE-IN80.18%
Total Votes4,500

LYNDEN SCHOOL DISTRICT 504 Director Position 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Tonya Hickman3,32770.2%
Steve Jilk1,40829.71%
WRITE-IN40.08%
Total Votes4,739

LYNDEN SCHOOL DISTRICT 504 Director Position 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Kelli Kettels3,18396.98%
WRITE-IN993.02%
Total Votes3,282

Meridian School District 505 Director District 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Jarrod Karuza1,63294.88%
WRITE-IN885.12%
Total Votes1,720

Meridian School District 505 Director District 3
CandidateVoteVote %
Emily Norton1,01344.74%
Steve Corwin1,24354.9%
WRITE-IN80.35%
Total Votes2,264

Nooksack Valley School District 506 Director District 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Halli Kimball1,31098.2%
WRITE-IN241.8%
Total Votes1,334

Nooksack Valley School District 506 Director District 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Christopher O’Day69840.94%
Stephen A. Jones99358.24%
WRITE-IN140.82%
Total Votes1,705

MT BAKER SCHOOL DISTRICT 507 Director District 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Brian Kelly1,91398%
WRITE-IN392%
Total Votes1,952

MT BAKER SCHOOL DISTRICT 507 Director District 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Brenna Reaugh1,86597.24%
WRITE-IN532.76%
Total Votes1,918
Fire Protection District 1 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Matthew James Thompson53527.16%
Kurt Bruland1,42872.49%
WRITE-IN70.36%
Total Votes1,970

Fire Protection District 4 Proposition 2021-12
Authorizing increase of property tax levy
MeasureVoteVote %
Approved1,06339.56%
Rejected1,62460.44%
Total Votes2,687

Fire Protection District 4 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Mark Lann1,66797.66%
WRITE-IN402.34%
Total Votes1,707

Fire Protection District 4 Commissioner Position 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Steven Cooley1,49897.72%
WRITE-IN352.28%
Total Votes1,533

Fire Protection District 5 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Virginia Lester15199.34%
WRITE-IN10.66%
Total Votes152

Fire Protection District 7 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Kendra Cristelli4,08397.98%
WRITE-IN842.02%
Total Votes4,167

Fire Protection District 8 Commissioner Position 3
CandidateVoteVote %
Robert Neher68298.13%
WRITE-IN131.87%
Total Votes695

Fire Protection District 8 Commissioner Position 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Keith Neher67398.1%
WRITE-IN131.9%
Total Votes686

Fire Protection District 11 Proposition 2021-7
Property tax levy for fire protection services
MeasureVoteVote %
Approved39984%
Rejected7616%
Total Votes475

Fire Protection District 11 Proposition 2021-8
Property tax levy for emergency medical services
MeasureVoteVote %
Approved43290.57%
Rejected459.43%
Total Votes477

Fire Protection District 11 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Leslie M. Dempsey19142.07%
Dan Ohms26157.49%
WRITE-IN20.44%
Total Votes454

Fire Protection District 14 Proposition 2021-15
Proposition authorizing increase of previous property tax levies
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes47046.91%
No53253.09%
Total Votes1,002

Fire Protection District 14 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Chris Moe77298.22%
WRITE-IN141.78%
Total Votes786

Fire Protection District 16 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Tom Smith20698.1%
WRITE-IN41.9%
Total Votes210

Fire Protection District 17 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Bill Rinesmith31396.31%
WRITE-IN123.69%
Total Votes325

Fire Protection District 18 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Steve Wolf241100%
WRITE-IN0
Total Votes241

Glacier Fire and Rescue Proposition 2021-11
Authorizing increase of property tax levy
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes7767.54%
No3732.46%
Total Votes114

Glacier Fire and Rescue Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Erica Kennedy89100%
WRITE-IN0
Total Votes89

Glacier Fire and Rescue Commissioner Position 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Magenta Widner89100%
WRITE-IN0
Total Votes89

Fire Protection District 21 Proposition 2021-9
Authorizing regular property tax levy
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes3,34640.94%
No4,82759.06%
Total Votes8,173

Fire Protection District 21 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
John Crawford5,46298.22%
WRITE-IN991.78%
Total Votes5,561

Fire Protection District 21 Commissioner Position 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Kimberly Calman-McMurray5,35198.29%
WRITE-IN931.71%
Total Votes5,444

South Whatcom Fire Authority Commissioner District 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Brian C. Martin2,14897.5%
WRITE-IN552.5%
Total Votes2,203
Water District 2 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Chuck Foster24398.38%
WRITE-IN41.62%
Total Votes247

Point Roberts Water District 4 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Madeleine Anderson14898.67%
WRITE-IN21.33%
Total Votes150

Water District 7 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Tessa Ebbesen39398%
WRITE-IN82%
Total Votes401

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Jeff Benner1,57975.23%
Pedro Nieto50624.11%
WRITE-IN140.67%
Total Votes2,099

LAKE WHATCOM WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT Commissioner District 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Laura Abele1,58797.6%
WRITE-IN392.4%
Total Votes1,626

LAKE WHATCOM WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT Commissioner District 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Leslie McRoberts1,54494.96%
WRITE-IN825.04%
Total Votes1,626

Water District 13 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Robert Vandenhaak8498.82%
WRITE-IN11.18%
Total Votes85

Water District 13 Commissioner Position 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Anthony Au7296%
WRITE-IN34%
Total Votes75

Columbia Valley Water District Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Richard Banel16999.41%
WRITE-IN10.59%
Total Votes170
Cemetery District 1 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
John F. LaMonte9494.95%
WRITE-IN55.05%
Total Votes99

Cemetery District 3 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Scott Robertson8263.08%
WRITE-IN4836.92%
Total Votes130

Cemetery District 4 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
John L. Groom84898.83%
WRITE-IN101.17%
Total Votes858

Cemetery District 4 Commissioner Position 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Jay Roelof81398.19%
WRITE-IN151.81%
Total Votes828

Cemetery District 5 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Mary Boice11898.33%
WRITE-IN21.67%
Total Votes120

Cemetery District 6 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Julie A. Hughes3,00797.85%
WRITE-IN662.15%
Total Votes3,073

Cemetery District 7 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Leonard A. Sund1,14398.2%
WRITE-IN211.8%
Total Votes1,164

Cemetery District 8 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Stephen Falk9662.34%
Jean Barrington5837.66%
WRITE-IN0
Total Votes154

Cemetery District 9 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Tom Jones82097.5%
WRITE-IN212.5%
Total Votes841

Cemetery District 9 Commissioner Position 3
CandidateVoteVote %
Eric Dawson75897.06%
WRITE-IN232.94%
Total Votes781

Cemetery District 10 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Richard Decima2,86098.79%
WRITE-IN351.21%
Total Votes2,895

Cemetery District 10 Commissioner Position 3
CandidateVoteVote %
Jim DeGroot2,94398.92%
WRITE-IN321.08%
Total Votes2,975
Point Roberts Park and Recreation District 1 Commissioner Position 3
CandidateVoteVote %
Matt Wang139100%
WRITE-IN0
Total Votes139

Point Roberts Park and Recreation District 1 Commissioner Position 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Michael Cressy134100%
WRITE-IN0
Total Votes134

BLAINE-BIRCH BAY PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT 2 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Jesse Creydt3,08972.91%
David Halme1,13826.86%
WRITE-IN100.24%
Total Votes4,237

BLAINE-BIRCH BAY PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT 2 Commissioner Position 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Sheli Moore3,28698.38%
WRITE-IN541.62%
Total Votes3,340

BLAINE-BIRCH BAY PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT 2 Commissioner Position 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Billy Brown3,24797.68%
WRITE-IN772.32%
Total Votes3,324

Lynden Regional Park and Recreation District 3 Commissioner Position 1
CandidateVoteVote %
Rick Lair3,16198.97%
WRITE-IN331.03%
Total Votes3,194

Lynden Regional Park and Recreation District 3 Commissioner Position 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Bob Johnson3,06299.19%
WRITE-IN250.81%
Total Votes3,087

COLUMBIA VALLEY PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT Commissioner Position 2
CandidateVoteVote %
Richard Whitson28997.97%
WRITE-IN62.03%
Total Votes295

COLUMBIA VALLEY PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT Commissioner Position 3
CandidateVoteVote %
Cindy Johnson28998.63%
WRITE-IN41.37%
Total Votes293

COLUMBIA VALLEY PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT Commissioner Position 4
CandidateVoteVote %
Melonie Ancheta27797.54%
WRITE-IN72.46%
Total Votes284

COLUMBIA VALLEY PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT Commissioner Position 5
CandidateVoteVote %
Jessica Bee28697.61%
WRITE-IN72.39%
Total Votes293
Chuckanut Community Forest Park District Commissioner Position 2
CandidateVoteVote %
John Hymas2,09698.87%
WRITE-IN241.13%
Total Votes2,120
Point Roberts Public Hospital District Commissioner Position 3
CandidateVoteVote %
Sara Oggel8553.46%
William H. Meursing7345.91%
WRITE-IN10.63%
Total Votes159

BIRCH BAY LIBRARY CAPITAL FACILITY AREA Proposition 2021-14
Establishing the Birch Bay library capital facility area
MeasureVoteVote %
Yes1,58758.54%
No1,12441.46%
Total Votes2,711

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