Randy Ross looks to replace Grays Harbor County Commissioner Frank Gordon starting in January.
Following early results from the General Election, Ross is leading Gordon 63.9% to 35.7%, increasing his lead from the August Primary when he saw a 61.41% majority.
Cormier will presumably retain his seat for a 2nd term following a 54.99%-44.85% lead on Election Night over Jamie Nichols.
If both Ross and Cormier join Vickie Raines on the commission, according to documents requested by KXRO, this will be the first time since 1934 that a Democrat will not be a Grays Harbor County Commissioner.
Cormier is a Republican, Ross and Raines both state “No Party Preference”
Ross says that party will not matter with his term.
PUD Commissioner Dave Timmons also looks to retain his seat, leading Dave Jennings by 55.86% to 43.46%.
20,271 ballots have been counted as of Tuesday, showing a 50.13% turnout. A second count of ballots will occur this week, with certification on November 29.
Case against Commissioner Gordon moving forward.
In September, photos of Gordon holding campaign signs for Ross were sent to KXRO. Following the release of those photos, the Aberdeen Police Department opened an investigation into Gordon.
The Aberdeen Municipal Court docket shows a court date for Gordon on Tuesday, November 15.
According to state law, Gordon could face misdemeanor charges and a sentence of “not more than ninety days, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both”.