Election unlikely to shake up council

Published November 8, 2017 / by Steve Berentson

Anacortes Mayor Laurie Gere is still No. 1, cruising into her second term in an uncontested race. First election night returns also indicate City Council incumbents Matt Miller and Bruce McDougall will retain their seats. In the meantime, vote tallies show that Port of Anacortes Commissioner Bill Short will likely give up his seat to opponent Jon Petrich. Also going in to the final vote count with substantial leads are Port candidates Ken Goodwin and Kathy Pittis. Candidates running unopposed this year include Gere, City Council candidates Liz Lovelett and Anthony Young, and School Board members Bobbilyn Hogge and Erin Rieger. Pictured here at a recent Chamber of Commerce candidate forum is Mayor Laurie Gere, moving into her second four-year term as Mayor. To see complete election results from the County Auditor visit http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/skagit/

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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