First count is in for primary election

The first count is in for the Primary Election.

Locally, 11 races and 2 levies are up for vote on Grays Harbor ballots. 

The top two vote getters in each race will advance to the November General Election.

The race for Aberdeen Mayor currently shows incumbent Erik Larson leading with 45% of the vote and Pete Schave is following with 29%. 

Tawni Andrews and Janae Chhith are currently at 16% and 8% respectively.

For Hoquiam Mayor, challenger Ben Winkelman is leading with 44% of the vote and incumbent Jasmine Dickhoff has 33%.

Greg Grun follows them with 21%.

In Cosmopolis Kyle Pauley leads with 41% and Steve Davis follows with 34%.

In that same race Cheryl Turner has and 21% and Mark Collett has 2%.

The race for the Mayor of Ocean Shores shows challenger Susan Conniry leading with 42% and incumbent Crystal Dingler with 38%.

Also in that race, Dan Marlowe currently has 11% and Carlos Roldan follows with 7%.

There are also three Ocean Shores City Council races on the primary.

Frank Elduen is leading the race for Position 3 with 33% and Richard Wills follows with 30%.

John Schroeder and Dennis Schulte have 19% and 15% respectively.

For Position 4, Jon Martin is leading with 45% over Lorraine Hardin with 30% and Eva Russell with 23%.

Eric Noble is leading for Position 7 with 43% over David Linn with 38% and Brian Ferguson with 17%.

In the race for Aberdeen City Council Ward 4 Position 8, Deborah Ross leads with 46% over Tara Mareth with 33% and Margo Shortt with 19%.

There are also two seats on the Hospital District 2 Commission up for election.

Currently Lynn Csernotta leads with 47% for District 3 and she is followed by Richard Thompson with 29% and Al Smith with 22%.

For Position 2, Melanie Sturgeon leads with 38% over Scott Dilley and Bill Simpson with 32% and 27% respectively.

Dave Hauge is currently leading with 47% for a seat on the Fire District #5 Commission.

He is followed by Monica Thomas with 26% and Kevin Koski with 25%.

The levy for the South Beach Regional Fire Authority is currently passing with 70% in Grays Harbor and 68% in Pacific County.

In Elma, the levy to partially fund police services for 2020 is currently passing with 71%.

According to the Grays Harbor elections website the next ballot count is scheduled for August 8th.

For the full numbers you can visit the election results page at