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Very little has changed with Wednesday afternoon’s vote update. It appears that the county has tallied an additional 2,000 vote over the initial vote count from Tuesday night. In the County Commissioner, Dist. 1 race, Republican Ron Wesen is the clear leader with 50% of the vote, with Democrat Bill Turner in second place. The two will be in the general election.

Skagit County Commissioner District 1
Ron Wesen - 3,408 / 50.6%
Bill Turner - 2,463 / 36.6%
Leo Jacobs -    865 / 12.8%

In District 2, which doesn’t include Anacortes, incumbent Ken Dahlstedt, a Democrat, will face Republican challenger Don Gordon in the general election.

Skagit County Commissioner District 2
Kenneth A. Dahlstedt - 2,333 / 49.6%
Don Gordon - 1,968 / 41.8%
Robyn Choffel - 402 / 8.5%

In the 40th State Senate District, which includes Anacortes, Republican Steve Van Luven continues to lead four others in the race. Democrat Kevin Ranker remains in the second spot, though fellow Democrat Ken Henderson is a fairly close third.

State Senator District 40
Steve Van Luven - 4,110 / 44.8%
Kevin Ranker - 1,800 / 19.6%
Ken Henderson - 1,571 / 17.1%
Paul Gonzales - 617 / 6.7%
Stephanie Kountouros - 502 / 5.5%
Hue Beattie - 411 / 4.5%
Timothy (Cleaver) Stoddard - 156 / 1.7%

In the Tenth Senate District, incumbent Mary Margaret Haugen will face Linda Haddon in the general election. Sarah Hart is a distant third.

State Senator District 10
Mary Margaret Haugen - 1,995 / 54.2%
Linda Haddon - 1,532 / 41.6%
Sarah Hart - 156 / 4.2%

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 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