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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

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 2021.

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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