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Anacortes Chamber of Commerce members heard from about two-dozen political candidates today. Chamber President Robin Pestarino kept the proceeding tight, allowing no questions from Chamber members. A public candidates’ forum followed. 

The two main Gubernatorial candidates were represented by two members of the City Council, with Erica Pickett standing for Democratic incumbent Christine Gregoire and Brian Geer standing in for Republican Dino Rossi.

Geer said Rossi’s campaign stresses fiscal responsibility and improved transportation choices with no increase in taxes. Pickett said Gregoire is running on her accomplishments in office.

Ballots have been mailed out to Skagit County registered voters and must be returned by election day, August 19. 

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

3,584 Confirmed Skagit Cases (+64)
315 Cases in ZIP 98221 (+0)

214 Hospitalizations (+0)
46 Deaths (+0)

277,404 Confirmed Cases Statewide (+3,701)
16,558 Hospitalizations (+188)

3,903 Deaths Statewide (+0)

Updated 6:00 pm January 17, 2021.

Our Coronavirus page is updated each morning.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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