Poston, Cossairt among primary election winners

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BONNERS FERRY — County Clerk Glenda Poston and commissioner candidate Wally Cossairt were among the winners in Tuesday’s primary election.

There were 45,734 candidates marked on the 2,432 ballots that voters cast, either absentee or election day. There was a 40.4 percent turnout for this year’s May primary, compared to 46.4 percent in 2016 and 41.4 percent in 2014.

The following results will remain unofficial until Monday, May 21, when the commissioners will officially approve them.

“We had a wonderful crew working our elections at the polling sites along with staff at the courthouse,” said Boundary County Clerk Glenda Poston. “There are approximately 50 workers for the elections who handle the ballots, along with their support staff of family and friends. Again, many thanks to all.”

Unofficial results from Tuesday; in contested races, winners are in bold:

COUNTY COMMISSIONER 1st District

REP Wally Cossairt (1,121 votes)

REP Terry Spence (762 votes)

DEM Jeannie Robinson (277 votes)

CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT

REP Glenda Poston (1,451 votes)

REP Beate Clark (526 votes)

RUNNING UNCONTESTED:

County Commissioner 3rd District REP Dan R. Dinning, County Treasurer REP Susan M. “Sue” Larson, County Assessor REP David A. Ryals, and County Coroner DEM Mick M. Mellett.

PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN- BF/Kootenai:

REP Bill A. Blumenauer (120 votes)

REP Tim Heenan (102 votes)

DEM Clarice Mary McKenney (50 votes)

PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN- Copeland:

REP Tim Dillin (101 votes)

REP Mark Moseley (82 votes)

DEM Michael E. Sheppard, Sr. (27 votes)

PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN- Moyie Springs:

REP Caleb Davis (389 votes)

DEM Fay Morris (29 votes)

PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN- Naples:

REP David Wilson (166 votes)

REP Ken Carter (135 votes)

DEM Stephen F. Howlett (49 votes)

PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN- North Bonners Ferry:

REP Patrick Murphy (171 votes)

REP Wesley Hubbard (136 votes)

DEM Greg Johnson (49 votes)

PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN- Valley View:

REP Linda Alt (210 votes)

REP Linda Fontanes (77 votes)

DEM Joel T. Huff (46 votes)

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